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Instacart can help you save time you would otherwise spend at the store looking for the horse care products and supplies you need. Whether you're about to get a new horse or you need something extra to maintain your current horse's quality of life, Instacart has you covered. Let us get your horse care supply shopping done for you.
Explore some of the horse care essentials you may need or want to give your horse the level of care and attention it deserves.
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How often you brush your horse's coat depends on what the horse's day of activities looks like. If you're riding your horse, you should brush its coat before and after every ride. Doing so before your ride helps eliminate any dirt between your tack and the horse that might irritate your horse's skin. Brushing after the ride is soothing to your horse's sweaty and itchy skin, and it can remove the dirt and mud that may have accumulated during the ride.
As a bonus, many horses enjoy being groomed. Brushing your horse may help boost and maintain your relationship with it, making rides more enjoyable. If you're not riding your horse, you should aim for three grooming sessions a week.
Many stores that offer horse care supplies will offer tools you can use to help ward off annoying flies from your horse. If your horse is having trouble with flies, you might consider investing in a fly mask. These lightweight masks protect your horse's eyes from flies. You can also find models that protect its ears and jowls.
Place insect traps around the areas your horse lives and spends time in during the day. From chemical fly repellents to products that encourage natural fly predators, you have plenty of options to help decrease the number of irritating and potentially disease-carrying flies that pester your horse.
To cut down on fly problems, make sure the horse's stable and the building you keep your horse is regularly cleaned. Allowing waste and droppings to build up will attract more flies.
Horses are herbivores that eat roughage and grain primarily. If you want to add to their diet, especially by way of treats, be aware of the following points:
- Too much fruit is a bad thing. Some riders will use apples as treats for their horses. Although an occasional apple is likely fine, too much fruit can cause colic or lead to founder.
- Don't feed your horse meat. Horses are herbivores and have developed systems designed to digest only plants.
- Don't feed your horse lawn clippings. Although horses may graze in the same grass, giving grass material to them all at once can cause colic or make them choke.
- Don't feed your horse dusty or moldy hay. Giving your horse dirty hay can make it sick. Even if the amount of dust or mold is minimal, eating it could lead to the horse developing serious lung issues.
When you become a horse owner, you should keep a first aid kit designed to care for horses in your barn or stable. Whether you purchase a premade kit or build one yourself, your horse first-aid box should include items such as the following:
- Bandage scissors.
- Duct tape.
- Extra halter and lead rope.
- Vet wraps.
These items are only some of the many supplies you should have on hand. Research and teach yourself basic horse first-aid techniques so that you can treat your horse well. Secure the services of an equine veterinarian who can offer care specific to horses.
Whether you're a first-time horse owner or you want to restock your horse care supplies, Instacart may have what you need. Download the Instacart app or visit our website to determine what stores in your area offer our services.
Fill your virtual cart with the horse care supplies you need and let Instacart shoppers save you time shopping so that you can spend more quality time with your horse. Depending on the store you choose, you can order your horse care products for pickup or delivery. Either way, shopping for your faithful horse companion just became easier.