Horse Care & Riding : How to Care for a Horse in a Pasture

Horse Care & Riding : How to Care for a Horse in a Pasture


When caring for a horse living in a pasture,
it’s important to remember a number of basic health needs, that still have to be met. First
of all, you need to set up a schedule of vaccinations, with your vet, and make sure that you have
proper care of the horse’s feet, and you have a worming schedule, to help keep your horse
healthy. It’s also to remember that when the horse is living in a pasture, you have to
have a shelter, so that your horse can go there during bad weather. Also it’s very important,
to have proper fencing, that’s both safe and secure, for your horse. Having electric fencing
is optional, but you definitely don’t want to have barbed wire. If your horse is living
outside, even if it’s on a grass paddock, it still needs to have proper nutrition and
food, which means you’ll have to supplement his diet, with at least hay, and possibly
grain, as well. We like to use a nice grain dish that’s off the ground, so that it keeps
it from getting dirty, and wet. You can also use a regular ground feeder,and this is something
that you can check with your veterinarian, and just make sure that you have your horse
on a proper diet.

14 thoughts on “Horse Care & Riding : How to Care for a Horse in a Pasture

  1. She is right about the barbed wire – I am not a horse expert or anything, but I live near some people who keep horses. I was walking down the road, and all of the sudden I heard the sad sound of a horse screaming. I went down with a friend to check it out and, sure enough, a poor horse was entangled in barbed wire. I had to calm it with soothing words, and then I clipped off the wire (some of which had torn the skin off the leg of the horse) and set it free, and then I notified the owners.

  2. What if they live in a stall and a pasture, For our horse in the day time hours we have the gate to there stall open so they can go out and graze, we also have a small half acre right outside the stall with a gate to the larger area of grass/ground so it will be much easler to work with your horse. The stalls are large enough so they will not get wet in the rain there 10 ft wide and 20 ft long so they can go to the back were there food buckets and such is.

  3. @CornSnake43 I am no expert, but I belive it is what called a fly mask, I guess to keep flys out of the horses face or something.

  4. Seriously Bro No need for grain at all guys wild horses live off grass water did you know they use steriods most of the time and jumping racing dressage well like 4/10 on dressage can cause hip displeasia and problems with legs xpecially if it is 0-2 years od age and not really to Dressage scratch dressage but racing Terrible -_- and did you know some wild horses most wild horses live longer then captive ones doing Jumping and Racing alot 🙂

  5. steroids in the grains that count out from the grains::
    the oats hay alfalfa some kinds of pellets are ok tho

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *