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Assessing a horse for Handling & Husbandry. What handling/husbandry procedures?. Grooming Picking out hooves Putting on a rug Placing a saddle Placing a bridle Dosing/Worming Checking Teeth Attending to a superficial wound. Grooming. Grooming Equipment.

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What handling husbandry procedures
What handling/husbandry procedures?

  • Grooming

  • Picking out hooves

  • Putting on a rug

  • Placing a saddle

  • Placing a bridle

  • Dosing/Worming

  • Checking Teeth

  • Attending to a superficial wound




The grooming process sutor c http www equusite com articles basics basicsgrooming shtml
The Grooming Process(Sutor. C http://www.equusite.com/articles/basics/basicsGrooming.shtml)

  • Start at neck, work back and down- then other side.

  • Curry comb (circular) to lift dirt from skin

  • Dandy Brush (flick) dirt away from coat

  • Body brush – smooth down hair

  • Mane comb for mane

  • Dandy/plastic curry for tail

  • Hooves






Dosing worming
Dosing/Worming

Requires knowing weight:

Kg= heart girth(cm)xlength(cm)

11,877

lbs=heartgirthxheartgirthxbodyweight

330


Checking teeth
Checking Teeth

On third upper



Assessing a horse
“Assessing a horse”

  • Prepare

  • Background information

    -breed (nature)

    - age (experience)

    - training and previous handling (nurture)

    - other peoples assessment


Assessing a horse1
“Assessing a horse”

  • Prepare

    b) observe the horse (responses)

    c) Gather equipment

  • Prevent

    d) Observe environment and modify as required

  • Plan

    e)Consider method for procedure and requirement of assistance


Assessing a horse2
“Assessing a horse”

  • Assess, Monitor and Respond

    f) Approach

    g) Capture

    h) Restrain

  • Examine Physically (visually and tactilely for behavioural responses that may prevent husbandry procedure)

    j) Test equipment responses

    k) Proceed with Husbandry procedure


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