quickly. Any significant damage is cause for concern.
• Hook studs and Chicago screws. Just like buckles, these pieces of hardware hold your strap tack together. Give them a solid wiggle as you tack up to ensure they are still holding tightly.
BEWARE THE HAZARDS OF HARD GROUND
Horses typically spend between 10 and 16 hours a day grazing, with the exact time determined by the quality of pasture and whether supplemental hay or grain is provided. A grazing horse consumes one to one-and-a-half pounds of forage per hour. In the summer, horses tend to graze in the cooler morning and evening hours— when you are most likely to notice his behavior—and sometimes in the middle of the night. In the heat of the day, however, he’s more likely to be dozing in the shade of a run-in shed.