A Change of Perspective

Mar 3, 2020

© Can Stock Photo/AnneMS

Let’s take the example of an elderly horse. An owner may base all their decisions about him with his age in mind, but there are still other things to consider. When, then, they ask questions such as, “Does the horse need a rug on or not?”, “Should he be brought in at night or not?”, or “What should he be fed?”, the answers should take into account all aspects of the horse and his environment and not just the fact that he is elderly. This would include assessing his body condition, the thickness or thinness of his hair in conjunction with the temperature at the time, and his mobility and ability to manage his own comfort. Read article