Smart strategies to get
your horse fit, healthy
and ready to ride.
BY NANCY S. LOVING, DVM Spring is around the corner and you can’t wait to get in the saddle for lots of riding time again. But first, you’ll need to get your equine partner primed and ready. Whether your horse had a long winter break or didn’t miss a beat, there are important health considerations that need to be taken care of annually. Address these tasks early on so you can make the most of the prime riding months ahead with a fit, healthy horse. Here are nine steps to take a proactive approach to your horse’s wellness.
/ Wellness Exam /
A wellness check in the spring gives you a chance to talk to your veterinarian about the
best strategies to keep your horse healthy and sound through the busy riding season.