Normal temperature: 37.5 – 38.5 degrees Celsius
l1 Stand to the side of your horse. You need to be nice and close to him, so that if he objects and kicks out, you’re less likely to get hurt.
l2 Grease the end of your thermometer with a slick of Vaseline, lift his tail and gently insert it into his rectum. Make sure you’re holding the thermometer against the inside wall, otherwise you could just be taking the temperature of his dung.
l3 Hold the thermometer in this position for 30 seconds. Most digital thermometers will beep once a temperature is recorded.
l4 Remove the thermometer, read and record the temperature.