A healthy horse is a wonderful sight to see. Although a well informed horse care giver can make the beauty of a horse look effortless, there are a number of factors that contribute to a horse's overall health. A few of these areas that you should pay close attention to are:
- Coat - should be clean and glossy. A shiny coat is indicative of good nutrition and health.
- Eyes - should be bright and clear. Hazy, or cloudy eyes should be check in to.
- Urine - slightly yellowish. Color should not be dark, cloudy or contain blood.
- Nostrils - should be clean. Too much mucus is a sign of an ill horse.
- Hydration - generally, horses need at least 6 to 12 gallons of water a day.
This is only a guide. If you feel your horse is not well, please call a vet.