What are your work experience ideas for an aspiring equine vet?
Well this may sound funny but if you live in the country find farms that are lambing or calving. Sheep are especially easy to handle and its a great learning experience without all the danger of a large animal + they have multiple births and this will give you a great experience.
What would be the best way to get money for a horse ? Thanks! :)
Buy good shape but used reins, halters, saddle pads and belts. Bling them out with sparkle or bedazzle them and sell them at shows and barns. I use sparkle and sew them into braided reins with clear thread (3 a side) and sell them - it's easy.
I'm scared to being behind my new horses, I'm afraid they'll kick me. How should I get them used to having things behind them? And braiding and touching their tails?
Yes what Samantha said - I keep a hand on their butt while I go behind and I also GENTLY take a hold of the tail hairs and walk close behind their butt with it - I release when I am on the other side. The closer you are to the butt of a horse - the less it would hurt if you got kicked. There is no space for the wind up. If it kicks - it is more of a push. So don't go WAY around - stay tight on the hind end. If you are working on the tail - always work from the side. If it lifts it's back leg (a typical resting position) on the side you are working on - gently pull the tail to that side and shift the weight to the opposite side. If it won't shift it's weight - then change sides and brush the tail from the other side. You should always ask the owner if the horse kicks. But I haven't seen a horse kick out in years...especially not a broke horse. But having said that - I wouldn't go out of my to run behind a strange horse and scare them as a kick out could be its reaction. Build your confidence on a safe horse that is known to not kick. You will soon be a pro. The closer you are - the closer you get!
What is the best whitening shampoo? My horse doesn't seem to understand what it means to be a grey 😂
If you are short on cash for the main and tail - vinegar gets the tail really white. A little on the body also helps with itchiness. I go through vinegar in my barn but it's cheap and works well.
My horse is allergic to flies and gets giant hives from their bites. Do you have any advice or flysheet recommendations? I already spray him daily and have a regular flysheet and flymask.
A spray we have in Canada is called Konk. It is the best and very safe as they use in dairy barns.
I found an amazing pony for 20k, but how do I get my parents to buy him ? I work at the barn a lot so I have showed them responsibility. I have some money to help out also.
I know not the answer you are looking for - but buy a cheaper nice pony and train it for 6 months, showcase the pony and sell for more money. This will demonstrate your commitment as well as help you put more money down on the $$ horse.