Saturday, July 3, 2010

Horses and Fireworks

Most of us enjoy watching a great firework display while we celebrate the Fourth of July. What about our animals? Do they enjoy it as well, or are they extremely frightened by the loud booming noise?

If horses could read a calendar, some would be suffering nervous anticipation of the big booms that will soon fill their space. The bomb-proof horses could care less. But for some it is no fun at all and their being frightened can cause them to be a danger to themselves and those around them. Do you know how your horse will react if your neighbor shoots off fireworks?

To be on the side of safety, we always stayed at home on the 4th. Jadon and Gabe and the other horses were in their stalls. The lights would be on in the barn. The radio in the barn would play soothing music turned up loud to help block out some of the noise. Our horses also enjoyed us visiting with them when we told them, "it's o.k., it will be over soon."

So, what will you be doing to help your horses, dogs, cats, goats and etc. enjoy their Fourth of July?

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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