September 2, 2021

Caring for My Horses

When living with horses, grooming and monitoring basic vital signs are essential to their care and wellness.

Horses are amazing animals. I have always appreciated them for their beauty and their companionship. I currently have eight residents in my stable - two Friesians, a Fell pony, and five donkeys. Caring for equids is a huge responsibility, but it brings me great joy to see that they are happy and in the best possible health. Temperature, pulse, and respiration are three basic physiological parameters that can be monitored and recorded on a regular basis. It is important to know how to take these three vital signs correctly and safely. Yesterday was "TPR" day in the stable.

Here are some photos, enjoy.