Moving to a new stable yard or getting a new horse:
Moving your horse to a new stable yard or getting a new horse is always very exciting, but also a little bit nerve-wracking!
Let’s start with a checklist of items your horse is going to need to move into his new stable home.
We will start with the most important, essential items and end with the nice-to-have items…
9. Treats/carrots to welcome your horse
10. A smile and a polite, friendly attitude
4. Rain sheet
6. Sweat sheet
12. Spare blank name tags and stick on blank name tags (if your stable uses this system)
Now that we have your horse’s tack and care items sorted out, here’s a list of important things to find out before the move
1 – What food is your horse on? How many kilograms does he get at breakfast, lunch and dinner? Check with the stable yard if they have the same/similar food.
It is very important to feed your horse the same/similar food to what he has been getting to avoid colic.
2 – When was your horse last dewormed? Check with your stable owner if you must buy a dewormer for your horse before he arrives.
3 – When was your horse last shod?
4 – When did your horse last have his teeth done?
5 – Check if your flu vaccine and Horse Sickness vaccines are up to date in your horse’s passport