Horse Management Theory paper Section 1

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how often should you check your horses water supply
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Checked twice a day, and re-filled and cleaned out at least once a day
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Why would you have a no-smoking rule around the stables
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to comply with health and safety work place laws, and to minimize fire danger
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Why would you implement measures to keep horses separate from pedestrians in the stable complex.
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To minimize the risk of uncontrolled interactions between pedestrians, riders and horses
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Why would you implement measures to keep horses separate from traffic in the stable complex.
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To minimize the risk of uncontrolled interactions between pedestrians, riders and horses
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How is a dressage saddle different to a jumping saddle
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The saddle flaps are longer and straighter with only a slight curve in front. the seat may be deeper and stirrup bars further back
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At which point on a horse is its height measured
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the withers
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Describe a symptom of Laminitis
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The horse learning back on its hind quarters trying to take the weight off its front legs.
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Why would you stand on the same side of the horse as your vet or farrier during a treatment or shoeing?
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In case the horse pulls away, being on the same side reduces risk of one person being trampled.
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What is the best way to prevent Strangles and Tetanus
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Vaccination
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Describe a symptom of Ringworm
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Raised, or scabby wart like circular clusters
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Describe a symptom that may indicate a respiratory infection or problem
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Coughing, nasal discharge, irregular and loud breathing
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Why is it a rule to feed sufficient roughage
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to aid in digestion
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Why is it a rule to feed little and often
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because horses are trickle feeds, naturally they eat little and often
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Describe a danger of feeding spoiled or moldy feed
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Could cause colic, toxins could be in mold, and fussy eaters will reject feed
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When cleaning a horses hoof with a hoof pick you should always start from the
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heel towards the toe
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A horse with an infectious skin condition should NOT
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share grooming brushes
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Why should you never put your hand or wrist through the loop in the lunge rein or wrap it around your hand
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If the horse pulls away, your hand will become trapped
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Describe an ideal way to store grain or pellets
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In air tight feed containers which pests can’t get into.

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