Tips for horse keeping

Part 1

What is the natural behaviour of horses? What does a horse need to be satisfied? The German Equestrian Association (FN) answers these questions on its website (www.pferd-aktuell.de). The FN has supplemented the topic of horse keeping with information on horse behaviour including film material. Professional horse husbandry is oriented towards nature and the needs of the horse: you need food, water, exercise, social contacts, opportunities for rest, lots of light, fresh air and climate stimuli to stay physically and mentally healthy. In o‍rder to enable the horse to have a species-appropriate husbandry, every horse owner must know the needs of their horse and the resulting generic behaviour. Because every behaviour of a horse has a function. The behavioural biology of the horse is divided into the so-called functional circles. They describe what horses need by nature. If you want to keep horses in a species-appropriate way, you can orientate yourself perfectly to these functional circles. These functional circuits are also explained in the film "The Behaviour of the Horse". The topic of horse husbandry is supported by Schweizer-Effax (Effol). Effol has been an official partner of the FN since 2006. Effol manufactures, among other things, care products for horses. "We are particularly concerned about the health and well-being of horses. The right attitude plays an essential role in this. It is important to us that the right and species-appropriate horse husbandry will receive even more attention in the future," explains Jörg Stegemann, Business Director Equestrian of Schweizer-Effax GmbH.

 

 

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