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Horses are friendly animals in many cases, but they have feelings that humans need to be mindful of. Treating a horse wrong can startle them, anger them, or even cause them to distrust you. There are some things you should never do around your horse, so read on to find out what you need to be careful of.

Approaching Incorrectly

Horses have blind spots and can be startled easily. One of the best things horse owners can do is talk to their horse as they approach it. The auditory cue can let them know to expect you near them. However, you should still be aware of where you are approaching your horse and how you are handling it. Make sure to touch them confidently, but not aggressively. This will show that you care about their comfort and will act responsibly.

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Books are one of the best ways to learn about any subject, and owning a horse is no exception. Some books are informative, some entertaining, and some useful, but all should be poured over by any equestrian. To help you better learn about your horse and give it the proper care it needs, look into the following books.

For Horses’ Health

If you want to learn everything there is about horse health and care, start with The Ultimate Guide to Horse Health & Care: The Novice Owner’s Guide to Horsekeeping by Lainey Cullen-McConkey. This book includes information on various subjects, from what you should feed your horse to how to properly maintain its environment. Reviews for this book suggest that it is quite comprehensive and perfect for first-time horse owners. However, owning a copy could be a big benefit to any horse owner, novice or experienced.

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Horseback riding is not likely to be the first activity you would think of that gives you valuable life skills. However, learning how to ride and take care of a horse can prepare you for many situations in life, and it can help your demeanor in difficult situations. These are some of the skills that are well-developed by spending time with horses.

Patience

Training a horse and developing a relationship with it does not happen overnight. You must spend weeks, or even months with a horse before it becomes accustomed to your presence. Learning to ride is also a long-term task, as there are many steps along the way. Horse riders know that there are few things that are immediate when it comes to horses, so patience becomes a way of life.

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