Every so once in a while, urban life intertwines with rural life and you come across a horse. It can be a very exciting encounter for so many that do not have the opportunity to interact with horses on a regular basis. To have a positive experience, Pets on Mom shares some things that you should remember when you have chance meeting with a horse:
- Always ask the owner permission to touch the horse.
- If the owners agrees, talk to the horse first in a gentle voice and greet it.
- Offer your closed hand gently for the horse to smell. If the horse lowers its head or turns towards you, this shows acceptance.
- Pet the mare only on the the neck and not the face but if the horse moves away stop petting.
- Never stand behind a horse or come up from behind as you may startle it.
- If the horse rears or kicks, back away at least 15 feet from it.
Horses like humans deserve to be treated in a respectful manner. Approaching a horse in the best way can help ensure a pleasant experience. Like people, horses can also have a bad day so following these basic suggestions can be helpful.
For full article: How to Pet a Horse
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