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Peculiarities in the handling of the horse

Especially when handling a horse

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Sooner or later, the horses need a certain amount of daily care. Such services include forging, treatment, haircut. If you are a beginner, it is recommended to perform similar procedures together with an experienced technician. The question is: how to correct to get near the horse? It is best to get both from the same side. First, so better to be seen making a professional, and secondly, if the horse is scared of the scissors or needle, it all weight lomanutsya in the opposite direction from what is standing there gets into a bad position.

Binding horse

Sometimes riders a situation arises where you need to tie the horse. This is useful when you need to withdraw from the stables, for example, to clean the stall and remove accumulated manure. In such cases the horse should be tied tightly. But it is equally important to be able to sever that leash. Usually the line is tied a halter to any suitable object by means of tearing, drop in a large applied force ring (loop). This ring can serve as hemp twine. Turns out that if your horse is something will be frightened and will dramatically apranet specially designed transient loop will break, freeing the tied animal. If breaks are not the adapter ring, and pulled out a wooden object to which the horse was tied, then it is likely to occur from the sharp edges of splintered wood, which may lead to further injury to the animals.

Inspection of the feet of the horse. How to ask to show a leg

From childhood, from the first months of life, the horse is recommended to accustom the horse to shake leg for an examination. If this is not done, then when a leg injury will be very difficult to inspect and treat.

So, in order to get the leg of the animal for inspection, first make sure your horse is calm. Remember that the horse’s legs is a very sensitive place and not worth it to them rough to touch. Slowly, slowly, approach from the visible side of the horse. Make sure that it is well worth it on all four limbs, that the weight of the body equally distributed on all hooves. this is only possible on a flat, horizontal surface. It is very important that the horse is raising one of the four hooves, he could easily move forward to redistribute the weight of your body on the remaining three legs. It would do well to teach a horse to some verbal command, for example: “Leg!” or “Up!”

If you inspect the limbs of the horse in sequence, the horse quickly remembers her, and she begins to help you further, setting one foot after another. It is a very rider helps during the inspection.

How to ask the horse to lift the hoof of the front leg

Practical advice.

  1. As mentioned above, make sure the horse is calm, and well worth. Slowly approaching, gently talk to the horse. When he reached the animal, tap it easy Pat on the shoulder. Make sure that your presence does not cause irritation and that the horse is favorable to you. Otherwise the horse might get scared when you take her leg.
  2. Swiping his palm down on the front foot, go on the inside of the legs until you reach putevogo sustava. Understand that you are now touching a very important organ of the horse her legs. Continue to quietly and calmly talk to the horse, otherwise the inspection may not be specified.
  3. Reaching putevogo joint slight movement ask the horse to lift his leg. You can keep the horse for himself poutovy joint or lower in the hoof.



Of course, it is very important throughout the procedure to feel safe. This will contribute to the second assistant, holding a horse by its halter or, if none, bind the horse.

How to ask the horse to lift the hoof of the back leg

  1. Again, make sure the horse is calm and stable standing on all four legs. Slowly priblizites to the horse. Hand gently slide the back and rump, go on the back foot.
  2. On the external side of the hind legs, bring the hand to the hock or middle of the shank. Then go to the inside of the legs, bringing the hand up to putevogo joint.
  3. Pressure on the inner part of the joint putevogo ask the horse to lift his leg. Keep in mind that the back leg is physiologically rises forward and up (this is due to the anatomical bend in the joints of the legs). When raising the leg keep her hoof or poutovy joint. Horses so it will be convenient.

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