If you own a horse in the U.S. or Canada, you know how important it is to keep them healthy and happy. You may have heard that regularly walking them is one of the best ways to do this, but do you know why? Today, the team at MK Horse Walkers USA is here to share four reasons why it’s important to regularly walk your horse — read on to learn more, then contact us with any questions!
Why It's Important To Walk Your Horse
First and foremost, walking your horse is a great way to exercise them and keep them in shape. Doing so helps to strengthen their muscles and keeps their joints and tendons healthy. It also gives your horse the opportunity to stretch out and move around, which is important for your horse’s overall physical wellness. Rest assured, the safe-guard pusher gates that come standard on MK Horse Walkers will make sure your horse stays moving in a safe and controlled manner.
Horses are very intelligent animals and need mental stimulation to stay in their best condition. Walking your horse gives them the opportunity to explore, observe, and learn from their environment. This helps to keep them alert and engaged, and can also help prevent boredom and stress from setting in. Our advanced horse walkers are a great way to make sure your horse receives this care when space on your land is limited.
Walking your horse helps to build their trust in you. Horses are very sensitive to their environment and the signals you give them when you’re out walking. If your horse trusts you, they will be more willing to follow your lead and perform tasks with more enthusiasm in the future. That’s why our horse walkers were designed with the safety and comfortability of your horses in mind, so you don’t have to worry about them compromising your bond.
By walking your horse regularly, you can take steps to help keep them fit and healthy, as well as reduce the risk of joint problems, lameness, and other health issues. Walking your horse routinely can also help to reduce the risk of colic, which is a potentially life-threatening condition for many horses.