Horse & Pony Care

Jackie Budd

What horses really want for Christmas- the Five Freedoms. Freedom from hunger and thirst- having access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour. Freedom from discomfort (physical and thermal) - providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease - prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. Freedom to express normal behaviour - providing sufficient space , proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind. Freedom from fear and distress - ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. 10 tips for minimizing mud in your horse 's turnout. Mud and horses go in hand in hand but mud is something that we all hate,