Avoiding Equine Emergencies in the Pasture
By Ann Marie Henry
For as long as people have made horses a part of their lives, there have been horse related emergencies. Those who donâ€™t know much about horses are often surprised that these seemingly graceful and beautiful animals are so accident prone. If you are just getting involved with horses, moving them home for the first time, traveling to your first competition or simply want the peace of mind that comes with being better prepared, there are simple steps that you can take to lessen your chances of an emergency resulting from an neglect, accident or illness.
At the barn, many emergencies crop up during the time a horse is pastured. Roughhousing with pasture mates and running off excess energy seem like the most at risk times for injury. However, many accidents occur when horses become bored and get into trouble finding alternative ways to entertain themselves.