Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Fireworks can be scary for horses
We recently moved to a boarding facility which is directly behind a baseball stadium. After every Friday night game they set off fireworks. On the 4th of July they put on a huge fireworks display. While many are getting excited about the show I am very worried about our horse and his response to the fireworks. I did a little research on how to help your horse through the anxiety of a fireworks show.
One of the greatest things you can do for your horse is put them inside during a fireworks show. If the sound doesn't scare them the lighting from it may. Also is recommended you give them a little extra feed to keep them busy. It will help calm their nerves. Also you may choose to put a radio on to muffle the sounds. If your able to be there with your horse, do it! Your horses trusts you and looks for your reaction. If you are clam and speak to them in a calm manner it will help them to not be anxious during the fireworks.
Check out this article on what to do for your horse during a fireworks show.