Part of caring for your horses is allowing them to exercise and stretch their muscles regularly. This way they are able to keep healthy muscle build all year round. On top of that, exercising your horses also gives you more time to get to know your horses’ habits and bond with them even more. On the other hand, failure to provide enough time for your horses to exercise regularly can lead them to fall into illness or uncontrollable behaviours. So whether you are raising pleasure or racing horses, it is always very important that you know how to keep them tamed and strong through proper nutrition and exercise.
If you are wondering how often and how much exercise should your horses get will depend primarily on their disciple, age, breed, and many other factors. Before starting any exercises, make sure to discuss this matter with your trusted horse trainer and vet so a proper and healthy exercise program can be tailored to each one of them. However, in general, horses are usually allowed to exercise at least half an hour up to an hour every three or four times per week at the bare minimum. If you have too many horses or if you don’t have enough time to do it alone, it is best to hire trustworthy people who can do the job on your behalf. When you want to ride your horse, you can do this up to six times every week but never do it in 7 days straight. Horses could use at least one whole day to rest their muscles and recuperate.
Horses also needs proper warm up before exercise. You can do this by allowing him to walk beside you or ride with him on a smooth trail. To enable him to stretch more of his muscles, take opportunities of making a few lefts and rights along the trail. Also, allow your horse to trot for another ten to fifteen minutes by completing circles and eight figures. Next, canter your horse so he can build more stamina and improve his lung capacity. Once your horse has been cantered, he is now ready for exercise or training.
Allowing your horse to graze while feeding on fresh grass is also another good way to exercise his muscles. If grazing is not enough and you also want to save on manpower, then you can also purchase a horse exerciser from an equine shop. A horse exerciser is a great piece of equipment that allows your horses to be at their optimum health as well as performance.
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