How to Take Care of a Good Racehorse

You need to know how to care for a good racehorse. Because, these animals require more energy and speed than ordinary types of horses. In the world of racing, the faster the horse runs, the more coveted it is. That way, race horse care must be able to play a role in increasing its running speed. The following are some ways to care for racehorses that are good and right:



Racehorses also need a proper stable where they can live and rest. In this case the racehorse needs a safe and comfortable place to live. The standard cage for these racing stars is at least dry floor, safe, and free from the reach of heat, snow, rain and wind. Also, you need to make sure the cage is free of insects. The racehorse cage itself must also be long because the animal will sleep lying down. Don’t forget to provide bedding using straw for his bed in the cage.


Consumption of feed for medium-sized horses reaches an average of 9 kilograms per day. Race horses use grass as their main food. Apart from grass, you can also provide straw as a distraction and additional nutrition. You are advised not to give yellow and dry hay to help the digestive process. Other foods that can be given to your horse include oats, corn kernels, and so on. Not only food, you also have to provide drinking to avoid dehydration.

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How to take care of a horse that is pregnant

For beginners, sometimes they don’t know at all that a horse is in a young pregnancy. In fact, because of his ignorance, we often see pregnant horses being rushed into races. For this reason, simple ways to detect pregnant horses must be understood by every horse owner as well as horse trainers and caregivers.

The simple way is to detect whether the mare experiences “begging” at the predicted cycle time. Observations of pregnant mares were also carried out through physical observations of the mare. A mare that is pregnant young (before 5 months) will be difficult to tell whether the horse is pregnant or fat. A young pregnant mare can actually be seen from the changes in body shape in the abdomen, as well as the color of her coat which tends to be shinier, as well as a greater appetite compared to before pregnancy.

In addition, mares are also very unhappy to be approached by male horses. Usually it will scream and bite the approaching stallion. The difference between a pregnant and fat horse is on the lower side of the stomach. The pregnant horse will have an enlarged abdomen on its lower abdomen.
Whereas fat horses tend to enlarge their stomachs to the side. Also sometimes there is an enlargement of the breast milk when the horse is pregnant, whereas in obese horses it does not. If you are in doubt better ask the help of a veterinarian to make sure.
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