Helping a Horse Adjust to a New Barn

Updated September 25, 2023

In this excerpt from an episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan respond to a viewer’s question about helping a gelding who is adjusting to a new barn, being turned out adjacent to a paddock of mares, and not drinking much water. Dr. Gray talks about one thing that definitely needs to be considered, as well as a couple other tips on how to help the new horse keep drinking and maintaining his health.

To learn more, read this article about planning your travels and packing efficiently to help your horse move to a new barn.

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