In these drier economic times, some horse owners have been abandoning their horses. They cannot afford the high costs associated with maintaining their horses, so they leave them to starve and die.
Sometimes, you may notice that an abandoned horse has joined your herd while they were out in the pasture. The abandoned horse follows your horses back to your stables.
Now, what do you do?
Here is some advice:
1. Observe the horse’s behavior toward you
You should carefully watch the horse to determine his behavior toward you. In some cases, the horse may not trust you because his previous owners neglected them.
2. Establish and maintain a relationship
It is absolutely vital that you provide adequate food and groom him everyday. It would also be a good idea to talk to him. These actions will help the horse become comfortable around you.
3. Lead and explore the area
You should place the horse’s halter on and lead him/her around your property in order to develop a sense of familiarity about its surroundings.
As you develop a relationship with the horse, you should learn how to control him. For instance, you should place a bridle and saddle on him. You should also issue a series of spoken commands to him during your lessons with him.
It is time for you to ride the horse. You should slowly ride him in a confined pen. Eventually, he will become accustomed to it and then you can explore other parts of your property.
It takes a lot of perseverance, but you will develop a relationship with your horse. Thus, whenever you see an abandoned horse, please consider the possibility of bringing it to your home.
Please provide a horse with a warm and nurturing home. I hope you enjoyed this post!
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