Your horse spends a good part of his time in his pasture, yet many injuries occur from pasture accidents. Here are six steps you should take to make sure that your horse’s pasture is safe.
1. Walk the Fence Line
The fence surrounding your horse’s pasture is one potential source of trouble. Check the fence to make sure that it is solid and functioning well, and that it will keep your horse contained. At the same time, look at the fence to make sure that it doesn’t pose a hazard for your horse on its own. Horse fencing needs to be highly visible, and it shouldn’t contain sharp edges or points, like protruding nails or screws, where your horse could cut himself.
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