by American Stalls October 18, 2023
The show season may be winding down, but if you are looking for something horse related to do, fall is a great time for horse shopping. If you love horses, there is always a good reason to get another horse. Once you’ve decided to bring a new horse home, the next step is making sure that they have a smooth introduction when they get to their new home. Here are some tips for helping to welcome a new horse to the herd.
Health Check – When bringing horses to live together it is just as important that horses at home are up to date on vaccinations as the new arrival. Getting all the horses on the same health maintenance schedule should be the goal. Consulting your veterinarian to get basic exams on a new horse will help give a better understanding of what the horse’s needs might be and how they might be different from the other horses in the group as far as care and feeding go.
Quarantine – A stall space where they can be separated from other horses is helpful, especially if the horse is coming from a sale or if the horse has moved around a lot and was shipped with other unknown horses. A full wall stall that doesn’t allow for horses to touch each other is the best to keep communicable diseases at bay. A specific quarantine stall or stalling area for your facility can be a great addition. Your veterinarian can provide guidance on how long your horse should remain in quarantine.
Getting a new horse is very exciting. Remove some of the stress of adding a new horse to the herd by allowing the horse to settle in slowly. If you would like information on adding a quarantine horse stall or area where your horse can be separated from the rest of the group when you first bring them home, we are here to help! Our team can help you every step of the way in your project. We encourage you to fill out our Consultation Form and one of our expert Project Managers would love to assist you. You can also reach us at (855) 957-8255 or email@example.com. We look forward to assisting you soon!