Sunday, 31 May 2015

Stables in Stapleford Abbotts II

31st May 2015

Today I went back to help at the yard.

I mucked out the stable after being taught how to do so. I then groomed the horse and changed her water. Later on, I helped to put on her saddle and bridle for her to be ridden and throughout the day I gave (and was given) a lot of affection to/by the horse.

I also learnt about some of the medical consequences of weight gain in horses such as equine metabolic syndrome and laminitis and how these affect the horse's lifestyle.

Below is a picture of Melody (the horse I help with).

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