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Horse management is the business of providing for a horse’s needs. Horses absolutely require only a few things: a safe place to live, something to eat, and water to drink. In order to be comfortable and healthy, however, they also need exercise, companionship, grooming, shelter, and a health support program that includes disease prevention, hoof maintenance, parasite control, and dental care.
Areas of emphasis for body condition scoring: thickening of the neck, fat covering the withers, fat deposits along backbone, fat deposits on flanks, fat deposits on inner thighs, fat deposits around tailhead, fat deposits behind shoulders, fat covering ribs, shoulder blends into neck.
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