Six Smart Ways You Can Invest in Your Horse’s Health
Our horses become our best friends and partners, so naturally we want to make sure that they are as healthy as possible. Here are six different ways that you can invest in your horse’s health:
Transition to Barefoot
If you haven’t done so already, think about transitioning your horse to being barefoot. There are countless health benefits to going barefoot, including improved hoof circulation, better traction, and increased shock absorption with every step. And if you’re worried about your horse getting sore without his shoes, remember that Cavallo Hoof Boots are here to protect your horse’s hooves every step of the way.
Have a Saddle Fitter Out
A poorly fitting saddle can quickly create back pain for your horse, so be sure to have a saddle fitter out from time to time to assess the fit of your saddle. You may need to make some adjustments if your horse gains or loses weight, or as his body condition changes. Being proactive about saddle fit can help to prevent issues later on. Try a Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pad.
Invest in a Quality Saddle Pad
No matter how well your saddle fits your horse, you can’t underestimate the importance of using a quality saddle pad. Invest in a saddle pad which fits both your horse and your saddle, and which provides excellent weight distribution and shock absorption properties. Cavallo Total Comfort System offers a line of different saddle pads to suit your needs while helping to protect your horse’s back. Try one and see the difference immediately.
Use Massage and Chiropractic Treatments
Equine massage and chiropractic treatments can be excellent ways to prevent physical issues, as well as to catch issues early on before they find major problems. Ask other horse owners at your barn if they’d be interested in scheduling massage or chiropractic appointments on the same day to see if you can get a group rate.
Maximize Turnout Time
It’s one of the simplest changes you can make, but it’s also one of the most effective. Maximize your horse’s turnout time in order to improve his health. By allowing your horse to spend more time outside, you’ll be giving him the light exercise he needs to stay fit, avoid weight gain, alleviate the pain of arthritis, and more.
Buy Quality Feed
Always buy the best quality feed that you can afford. The better the ingredients that you are feeding your horse, the better your horse’s health will be. Quality feeds have a reduced risk of issues like spoilage and contaminants, and this quality can help to protect your horse’s health.
What changes have you made in your horse’s life in order to improve his health?