When it comes to horse care, there are a few things that should be reviewed every year. Among these is body condition scoring (BCS). As with humans, it may be difficult to select an ideal weight for all horses. Breed influence and bone mass can play a big role in how much a horse might weigh. If you said that all horses should weigh 1200 pounds, then someone raising Belgium Drafts is going to have a lot of very skinny horses on hand, while an Arabian farm might be stocked with horses a little hefty for their frame.
As horse owners it is our responsibility to provide optimal standards of care for them. An effective health management plan will involve proper nutrition, parasite management, and routine hoof and dental care. Vaccinations are also a valuable tool for protecting our horses from diseases. Vaccinating a horse prepares its immune system to recognize and diminish the effects of a specific disease.