Wound care for horses is essential knowledge for every horse owner. Learn the basics, be prepared in the event your horse is injured.
If your horse is bleeding profusely, direct pressure should be applied as a means of reducing the bleeding. If the injury is on a leg, use a pressure bandage or a disposable diaper. If the pad becomes soaked, don’t remove it, add another one. Wait until the vet gets there or gives you instructions.
Treat a deep cut the same as you would an open wound. Follow your Veterinarians instructions. Many vets prefer that you don’t medicate the wound until they have the opportunity to inspect it.
In our experience with breeding Thoroughbreds for over 50 years, we feel that keeping a horse halter on your foal or yearling is a safety issue and helps avoid many horse injuries.
In the case of an emergency, you may not have time to chase that foal down and put on a halter. And what if the halter you grabbed from the variety in the tack room doesn’t fit?
Here at Mares’ Nest, we designed a horse halter that grows with your foal.
It has 5 points where you can custom size the halter to your foal—and you can adjust the halter as the foal grows, without having to remove it.
They are made of quality leather and sturdy plated buckles.
Using leather instead of the nylon halters is another safety feature.
If that inquisitive yearling or foal gets himself caught on something, the leather will generally break before the foal can injure itself while thrashing to break free.
You are invited to visit the home page for Foal To Yearling Halters here.