Those of you still in the early, romantic throes of getting to know one of the finest animal species known to humankind should know that you have your work cut out for you. That is to say, you have decided to purchase one or two of these fine animals. A stallion and a filly perhaps, making up a perfect his and hers coupling. But of course, it is not quite clear, cut and dried where the majestic equine species is concerned.
For the eventful weeks and days that lead up to your filly’s first delivery of your smallholding’s first little colt, you had best be prepared. To ensure that this new family of yours is appropriately, comfortably and safely housed, you had better make sure that you have all the right horse barn ma equipment necessary. And of course, domesticated or not, servile or not, no horse, young or grown, is going to be cooped up in a barn all day.
You had better ensure that your acreage is more than adequate. Give colt, mare and stallion more than a mile to gallop across and you have the potential to deliver one very happy family indeed. To ensure that the colt is delivered as healthily, happily and safely as possible, always within the secure confines of your warm barn, do make sure that your specialist veterinary surgeon is within a reasonable driving distance.
The trip should be short enough to ensure that any future medical emergency can be responded to promptly. A few good stable hands might just help too. Because caring for just three horses is hard work indeed, no matter how much you know and how much you are dedicated to doing. But your love for them should count as one fine pair.