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How do you prepare a horse for a long journey?

If you are going on a long journey with your horse, it is important to prepare it well so that it does not delay you during the journey. So how do you prepare your horse for a long journey? It is up to us to give you the tips that can lead to this success.

Make sure your horse is in good health

Going on a long journey with a horse requires good preparation in advance. You need to make sure that your horse is in good health for such a trip. To this end, you should seek the advice of a veterinarian to assess your horse’s health and ensure that it is fit to make the journey safely and that it is not at risk during the journey. You should also be prepared for emergencies as you cannot anticipate every situation. You should therefore keep a first aid kit in case of an emergency and make sure it is in an easily accessible place so that you don’t lose too much time when the emergency arises.

Make regular stops and allow time to recover

 

Another important thing is to make regular stops to ensure your horse doesn’t choke or run out of air. Indeed, if you are travelling in a car, take time to make rest stops throughout the journey. Take a break of at least 20 minutes every four hours. Make sure that the break is in a shady place with the windows open to increase the airflow in the trailer. You should also give your horse time to recover after the journey. Your horse needs to recover from a long journey before being put back to work. You can therefore give your horse a break of one, two or three days, depending on the distance you have travelled. If, when you arrive at your destination, he refuses to eat or has a high temperature, call a vet immediately. In conclusion, it should be noted that strict adherence to these tips will enable you to prepare your horse for a long journey.