Are you a horse lover? Do you have the heart to offer love and care to horses in need? If yes, then adopting a neglected or abused horse can be one of the most rewarding things you can do.
Unfortunately, the world is full of people who mistreat innocent animals, like cats, dogs, and horses. Many horses are beaten, forced to carry heavy loads, or mistreated with lack of shelter, food, water and care. It’s no wonder ill-treated horses lose all the trust in human beings.
Rescuing horses from cruelty and ignorance is a noble thing to do. However, it’s a time-consuming process to teach the abused horses to trust humans again. If you’re willing to persevere, what you’ll receive in return is well worth the effort.
Things you need to consider before adopting a horse
Before investing your money, time and emotion behind taking care of an abused horse, you need to find a horse from a reputable source. There are many non-profit sanctuaries for abused horses across the nation where you can find a horse that needs your help.
The first thing to do is to make sure you’re making a responsible decision by adopting an abused horse. Make sure you’re absolutely committed to looking after a horse. If you’re even a tiny bit confused about whether you have the time or money to care for an abused horse, then you need to review your own situation.
Rescuing an abused horse
Once you’re sure that this is the course you want to take you can start searching horses for adoption. Check out the reputation and background of the organization you’re dealing with and would like to adopt a rescue horse.
Ask for Veterinary Consultation
A good horse adoption agency will provide vet checks during the adoption process with a review of the horse’s previous and current physical status. You should also ask for an appointment with a vet so that within 24 hours of adoption, you can take the horse to the doctor and know how to make a nutrition chart, plan right exercise program.
Be Prepared for Behavior Training Challenges
An abused horse is one that might have experienced human cruelty before being rescued. So do not assume anything about the behavior of the horse you are going to adopt. It may take a while for the horse to learn to trust you. You’ll need a lot of patience and kindness to help the horse get over its traumatic experiences.
If you keep these things in mind before jumping in and adopting an abused horse, the journey can be a rewarding one. So, take a step forward and give a needy horse a loving home. If you do it with a good heart you’ll be rewarded tenfold.