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What are the steps of how to take care of your horse after hard exercise?



A. Step One
B. Walk horse for 10-15 min.
C. Step Two
D. Untack
E. Step Three
F. Check legs for cuts
G. Step Four
H. Walk horse until temperature is normal

This question is part of English Horse Riding Quiz
Asked by LADYtheARAB, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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H. Martin

H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Aug 17, 2018

Heat and exercise can lead to severe problems with overheating and dehydration. Horses should be cooled after exercise. You should always walk for at least the last ten to fifteen minutes of your ride. Let the horse drink as much water as it needs to after removing your tack.

When he's finished drinking, hose him with running water, or sponge water over his body until the water runoff is no longer hot. Scrape off excess water then start walking the horse in a cool, shaded area. Placing a few fans in the area where you walk your horse may also be helpful. When the horse is hydrated and cooled down, then you can safely put him away.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 25, 2017

Walk horse for 10-15 min.
Untack
Check legs for cuts
Walk horse until temperature is normal

After walking the horse for 10-15 minutes, you can quickly untack and then check the legs for cuts or swelling. Then, continue walking the horse until their temp. is normal again. You may put on a cooler or hose them off with cool water depending on the weather.
 

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