Horses are delicate creatures and if an internal balance is off in any way they will externalise this as stress. Here are some of the tell-tale signs of stress a horse will show, and which will indicate that you may need to investigate the root cause of said anxiety.
It should be noted that stress is an evolutionary factor in all creatures and is a completely natural response to factors around them. When you present them with an environment they can predict and adapt to this shouldn’t be too much cause for concern from time to time.
Loss of appetite in horses should not necessarily be a cause for immediate concern, but you need to understand why your horse isn’t eating. If your horse has not eaten for a day you may consider investigating the possible cause yourself, but if the problem persists it is advisable to call a vet as soon as possible. Here are some things that could be causing a loss of appetite in your equestrian companion:
Horse supplements, especially for endurance horses, are generally used to support their performance or calm their nerves. However, there are supplements on the market specially developed to keep horses healthy and looking that way, particularly when it comes to their hooves and their coats.
Healthy hooves are essential to the performance of endurance horses, and without healthy, steady hooves they would not get very far at all. Luckily, Stride Distributors has what you need in the form of horse supplements and topical treatments to keep your horses in tip-top shape.
Endurance and performance horses are hardworking athletes, and like human athletes they need enough rest. While it is true that horses can go for several days without paradoxical (or deep) sleep due to their history and adaptation as a prey species, eventually your horse will start to feel and show some symptoms of sleep deprivation.