Some of you are probably wondering about how I care for Starlight and the rest of my horses. So in this post I will tell you. It is not all play with horses, a lot of work is involved too like grooming, mucking out, cleaning tack, checking for injuries, treating injuries and lots more. Below I have written out my rough daily schedule:
7:00am Get up and take Starlight for a trail ride
7:30am Come home from trail ride and groom Starlight. Muck out his stall. Groom Belle. Muck out her stall. Groom Vanilla. Muck out her stall.
8:00am Have breakfast
9:00am – 2:30pm Do school work
2:30pm Have a jumping lesson on Vanilla or Starlight
3:00pm Groom Vanilla or Starlight from jumping lesson
3:30pm – 5:30pm go swimming and do things with my family
Evening Ride Belle
Night Have dinner go to bed early so I can get up early.
That Schedule does not include things I have to do once a week like giving each of the horses a through wash with shampoo (I did Vanilla’s yesterday) or things like worming which have to be done every 4-6 weeks.
Here are some photos of my daily work:
Then I start grooming with the curry comb
Next I use the body brush
Then I use the muzle sponge
And pick out his hooves
Now it is time to muck out his stall so I lead him out and tie him up.
Once he is out I can muck out the stall
Now all that is done it is time for play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will do some jumping so I warm him up first at a trot:
Now for the Play!!!!
So now you see that as much as having horses is a lot of work it is also very rewarding 🙂
I hope you all have a great weekend and I will post again soon 🙂