What is your horse's NORMAL?
Do you know your horse's normal behavior:
- are they usually sluggish or are they always perky with their ears up and full of mischief?
- are they a fussy eater, dunk their hay in the water pail, gorge themselves or do they eat slowly and walk away when they are full?
- do they always stand with one leg a bit further forward than the other, rest one hip or the other?
- do they like to lay down often or not at all?
- do they like to play or do they prefer to just hang out?
- do they always have that little hitch in their "get along?"
It is important to pay attention and to note mentally or take the time to note a few bullets points about your horse's behavior. Slip the paper in a file with the Equine Health Recorder so that you have it for reference or it may be useful if you have someone else caring for your horse.
I have provided the document below for you to track your horse's appointments and general health care. I usually have good intentions of writing their farrier appointments on the calendar or posting them in my phone (now how do I find them?) or did I deworm on that full moon or the one before that..... LOL
I developed the Equine Health Recorder as a useful hard copy tool for an easy to use "old fashioned" way to keep track of your horse's health care. I hope you find it useful.
Please feel free to share with other horse lovers!
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