As horse owners, we are ingrained with the need to be hyper vigilant when it comes to spotting behavioral changes in our horses. But what constitutes the buzz words of “equine distress” and how do we bring objectivity to detecting this distress?
Have you ever wished your horse could tell you exactly how they're feeling? Us too! So until we learn to speak horse, we can rely on a new 10-point scale called the EDI® (Equine Distress Index), which is exclusive to NIGHTWATCH®. Your horse's EDI® score is like a FICO® score meaning it's one number (at a glance) that tells you if there is a problem (0=good, 10=bad). Learn more about this TLA.
March 20th marks the first day of Spring. But before we get too excited about the extra hours of daylight and the enjoyable weather that makes riding oh so delightful again, we need to ensure we gradually intensify our horse's training schedule. In this latest blog post, we will discuss what you need to know about stress and distress so you are prepared for an exciting season ahead!