Ex­am­ine his eyes

Your Horse (UK) - - Horse Care -

Un­like hu­mans, a horse’s hear­ing isn’t af­fected by age, or not to the point that we’d no­tice any­way, as their hear­ing will al­ways ex­ceed ours. How­ever, his vi­sion can de­crease as he ages. “Some horses lose their sight to some de­gree but, be­cause of the depth of their vi­sion, most will cope well,” says Claire. “If you’re notic­ing prob­lems with your horse, such as trip­ping or fum­bling, then that war­rants an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.” Get your horse’s eyes checked and, if he does have any is­sues, try to keep his en­vi­ron­ment the same – don’t move things in his sta­ble so he has a sense of where things are. Your horse will cope well if he knows where everything is.

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