How to Prepare for a New Horse

Young pretty girl preparing new horse for ride

Welcoming home a new horse is a very exciting time, but there is much you need to do to prepare for their arrival! While every animal is different, it can be difficult for a horse to adjust to a new home, especially if the proper preparations haven’t been made.

Here are a few tips to help you properly prepare for the arrival of your new horse.

Inspect Your Property

Inspect the fences and gates around your property. If the horse is scared and in an unfamiliar environment, it may be more likely to wander off. If there is a weak spot in your fence or gate, the horse may try to get out, which you need to watch out for in the early days and weeks. It takes a while to build a trusting bond between you and your horse, so it is important to ensure they are safe and secure on your property.

Schedule a Vet Appointment

Before your horse arrives, arrange a vet checkup to ensure they are in good health. This will give you peace of mind and prevent the new horse from bringing home any contagious diseases that may affect your other animals.

Prepare Their Space

If you already have horses, chances are your farm is well equipped to accommodate another herd member as long as there is enough space in your paddock and barn. If this is your first horse, ensure you have an adequate supply of hay, a healthy amount of pasture grass, clean water, and any feed or supplements your horse requires.

Whether you are a first-time horse owner or have been raising horses for years, it is important to invest in high-quality products and equipment! At Personalized Products, we not only carry custom clothing and accessories for the horse but for the rider too. From equestrian bags to garment bags to horse fly bonnets and custom horse sheets, you can count on us to provide the items you need to keep you and your horse stylish and comfortable.

Contact us today to learn more about our products and prepare for the arrival of your new horse!