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Things to consider when relocating your horse for the summer

If you are moving your horse for the summer months, there are a few things that you will need to consider when it comes to choosing the new site for your horse.

Although horses are notoriously hardy animals, they do also require shade for comfort and shelter as well as somewhere to stretch their legs. Having some boredom breakers such as large balls to play with or even music playing softly in their stable area can give comfort and keep your horse happy.

relocating your horse for the summer
relocating your horse for the summer

Choosing the right location

When choosing a new location for your horse, it is important to look at the terrain. Horses will fair a lot better if they are given or supplied with some shade. Horses with fair skin can suffer from sunburn if they do not have any shelter offered to them in full sunshine. Horseflies like full sunshine, so making sure that your horse has the chance to stand in some shade means that they will have some relief from the biting insects.

It is also important to make sure that your horse has access to plenty of fresh drinking water as well as hay in order to keep them hydrated and healthy

Moving your horse

When moving your horse to its new location, it is important that you make sure that your vehicle is totally ready for the journey. Your vehicle must be safe for your horse as well as any other traveling companions you may have.

Suppose you are uneasy with moving your horse yourself, then it is highly recommended that you hire the services of an experienced and fully insured horse transportation business to move your horse for you. Using the services of a horse taxi is more common than you think and is probably the safest for your horse by far than trying to move your beloved pet yourself.

As you will be using the services of an experienced company, your horse will not pick up on any stress that could be picked up from you if you were trying to move your horse on your own or with someone that really doesn’t know what they are doing.

Settling in

Your horse will need time to settle into its new environment. It would be best if you made allowances for this regardless of whether your horse’s new accommodation is with other horses or whether it is going to be on its own, at least at the beginning of its stay.

It is good to remember that horses are herd animals and so feel a lot better with other animals and horses around them. However, when saying this, it is a good idea to make sure that your horse is accustomed to the other animals around it before you let it loose. Making sure that your horse is separate but can see and even rub noses with the other horses will help it not feel so alone and can also help it to make new bonds with the other inhabitants.

These are the main factors to consider if you are planning on relocating your horse for the summer to make the process as smooth as possible.

The founder and CEO at ThriveVerge, The Verge, and Thrive Revolution. He launched Thriveverge in 2016, a leading behavior change technology, business, media, and entertainment company with the mission of ending the collective delusion that burning out is the price we have to pay for success.


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