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Horsekeeping Tips for Beginners

Horses are strong, majestic creatures that need proper attention and care. Taking care of a horse can be hard work but rewarding in the end, as horses are very loyal, friendly and smart animals. Practicing excellent horsekeeping will not only help your horse stay healthy but will build trust between you and your horse. Proper care and attention for your horse is essential to creating a lifelong bond.

Here are some essential horsekeeping tips for beginners:

  • This is where the horse lives and eats so it’s important to create an environment that makes the horse feel the most comfortable it can be. There should be lots of natural light and proper ventilation to create an airy effect.
  • Horse exercise. Make sure that you are giving your horse the proper exercise regularly to help improve your horse’s performance. This is also another way to create a lasting relationship with your horse.
  • Feeding your horse. When you are feeding your horse, it’s essential that you are detail-oriented, providing the horse with the proper combination of feed. It’s also important to feed your horse hay before grain feeds. This way the horse can properly digest the feed.
  • Horse hooves. This is one of the most important parts of horsekeeping. Your horse’s hooves are sensitive and need to be regularly groomed to keep them in top shape. It’s also important to have your horse refitted for shoes as well as having their hooves trimmed on a regular basis.

These are just some of the ways to ensure that your horse is healthy. There are many more crucial tips for raising a healthy horse. One option to make sure your horse is safe and healthy is by boarding your horse at a nearby stable. Most horse stables provide the proper care and surroundings for raising a horse including proper fencing and medical care.

Questions About Horse Care?

Bear Creek Stables provides a family-friendly environment for boarding your horse. The horse experts at Bear Creek Stables will ensure to give the proper care your horse needs to remain healthy. We are located less than 15 minutes from San Jose, Los Gatos and Saratoga. We are home to over 70 horses, as well as chickens, goats and cats. We offer riding lessons, summer camps and more. Call us at (408) 872-8238!

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Located in the Los Gatos hills, Bear Creek Stables provides a family-friendly environment for boarding your horse. A working stable since the 1930s, Bear Creek offers paddocks and pasture facilities. We have one large arena, a smaller arena, a round pen, and extensive trails.

Situated in the Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, Bear Creek Stables gives riders access to miles of scenic trails through oak and redwood forests.