To be able to get into it, you need to know how to take care of the horses as well. Just like you, they need someone who will be looking after them from time to time. Just like you, they need companion. You actually do not have to stay with them inside their stalls, as long as you visit them regularly, then that would be good.
Check them from head to toe. That should be the very first thing that you need to do. Be certain that you do not miss any parts of them. In case there is anything unusual or something which you have not noticed before, prioritize it. That is to avoid making things worst. Being able to attend to it will save you and your pet.
Then, if there is nothing to worry about upon checking, you can already take your animal to a refreshing grooming. Brush his mane and tail properly. First up, you need to use a hard brush then followed by a soft one.
Next would be the bridle and saddle. You first have to get your tack and put the saddle blanket on him. For you to be able to know that the saddle fits perfectly, you need to tighten its girth. Then put the reins on his head and the bin in his mouth. In case he will toss his head up, call someone taller than you to help you out. Checking the straps is very much needed for safety before you lead them to your riding area.
Check the girth again. Horses like to puff their chest when you put the girth on. Check if the puffing affects how you placed it so you will be able to properly place it in case it has been changed. You also have to roll the stirrups down. Each one needs to be as long as your arms.
Exercise together. This will help your horse to keep its shape. You can take a ride on him but you also have to make sure that he gets enough rest in between. Also, you need to give him breaks and have him take a good amount of water.
Too much amount of water will make him sick. If he is wet, use a hose to keep it dry and note that the temperature has to be 52 degrees Fahrenheit. You may use a sweat scraper to take out excess water. In case your horse has a different reaction on the hose, you can use a wet sponge.
Clean their stalls regularly. Just like you, they too do not want to live somewhere dirty. Use a straw, shavings or whatever would be easier for you. You need to make sure that everything is dry since they will be smelling really bed if left wet. Always give them fresh water. Not only that, also, make sure that their bucket is clean.