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How much time does it take to look after a horse or pony?

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Question: How much time does it take to look after a horse or pony?
Horses need daily care regardless of the weather, schedules, or holidays. Keeping a horse on your own property is a 365 day a year commitment.
Answer:

If you keep your horse at home you can count on spending at the very minimum:

  • Feeding and checking drinking watering twice daily: 10 minutes
  • Taking a horse out to pasture and mucking out a stall: 15 minutes
  • Visually checking for signs of illness and injury daily: 5 minutes
  • Daily hoof cleaning: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

This time will be in addition to any grooming, training, riding, or driving time you will want to spend.

If you are boarding your horse, you may add in travel time if you are in a self-care facility, or you could go for months without ever seeing your horse as long as you pay the bill at a full care boarding stable.

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