Do you have a horse that is either close to retirement or is already retired? Retiring a horse that you’ve ridden for years is not easy I know I had to do that with my Arabian gelding. With age horses like humans lose their stamina, strength and flexibility.
Have you thought about what your horse’s needs will be after retirement? They can easily be injured and don’t handle stress well which could lead to them getting sick easier.
If you were active with your horse taking them to competitions such as horse shows, trail rides, parades etc., they were used to a lot of attention. Sometimes when people retire their horse they put them out to pasture and neglect to give them much attention.
A retired horse still has emotional needs. Make sure you groom them on a regular basis and spend time with them after all they were your partner for many years.
A retired horse will be much happier if you keep them [Read more…] about Tips For Retired Horses