SAFETY

EQUUS - - Eq Handson -

Dec­o­rat­ing your barn for the holi-

days is fun. But you’ll want to take some

pre­cau­tions to keep your horses safe for the sea­son.

• Avoid hol­i­day green­ery and gar­lands that in­cor­po­rate toxic plants. Yew, for ex­am­ple, is com­monly used in

wreaths, and even a small amount can be rapidly fa­tal to horses.

• Hang tempt­ing dec­o­ra­tions out of reach. A stock­ing filled with car­rots, for ex­am­ple, will likely be pulled into the

stall and eaten within min­utes---worst-

case con­se­quences could in­clude choke

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