Duty of Care

Checklist

Facilities and Housing

Pastures and Yards

Facilities for Special Needs (Foaling, Stallions, Sick or Injured Horses)

Indoor Housing

  • My horse’s stall is 2 - 2.5 times the height of my horse at the withers squared.
  • All support beams or ceilings are ≥ 0.6m (2ft) above my horse’s head.
  • Alley ways are ≥ 3m (9.84ft) wide and allow horses to safely turn around.
  • Doorways for one horse are ≥ 1.2m (4ft) wide and 0.3m (1ft) higher than horse’s head height when standing normally.
  • Doorways for two horses are ≥ 2.4m (8ft) wide.

Safety and Emergencies

Feed and Water

Water

Safety of Feedstuffs

Feeding Behaviour

Nutritional Content and Feed Management

Growing Horses
Horses in Work
Stallions
Reproductive Mares
Geriatric Horses

Health Management

Health Management Plans

  • Vaccinations and parasite control
  • Infectious disease prevention, detection and treatment
  • Pest and insect control
  • Staff training
  • Veterinary contact information for emergencies

Sick, Injured or Compromised Horses

Dental Care

Lameness

Body Condition Scoring

Husbandry Practices

Turnout, Exercise and Social Opportunities

Behaviour and Handling

Principles in Training and Learning Theory

Methods of Identification

Castration

Alterations of the Tail

Hoof Care

Grooming

Reproductive Management

Checklist

Transportation

Checklist

Change or End of Career

Checklist

Euthanasia

Checklist

Finish

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