Tip of the day

Tip Of The Day; Checking hydration levels

In this hot weather a really quick and easy way to check your horse’s hydration level is to pinch their skin. If when you let go it immediately springs back to normal then hydration levels are fine, if though the skin retains a pinched shape for a short amount of time or slowly reverts it is a strong indication that your horse is dehydrated.

This video illustrates how the skin will spring back on a healthy hydrated horse.

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