Coniferous or resinous
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HORSE
WHILE ON A WALK
Watch its sweat
When performing an important effort, large veins on the surface swell, especially those on the neckline. This a natural reaction as blood cools better when veins are bulging.
Pay attention to its
When resting, horses’ average breathing usually is between 15 and 17 cycles per minute, one cycle being one inhalation AND one exhalation.
If your horse doesn’t urinate like the other, its urine being brown or darker than usual, you should immediately warn your guide: it indicates that its urine contains blood from injured muscle fibre.
You should always check that your horse isn’t injured when brushing him, especially on the girth path and withers location. You shouldn’t ride him before its injury is treated.
Check on its tendons
It is important to check that your horse’s tendons are not swollen. A persistent swallow is demonstrates that your horse is working too much or is having tendons issues.
Keep him hydrated
Especially while on a long walk, your horse should be offered water at every opportunity.
A horse refusing water when others are drinking is not a good sign.
White horseshoe on a green background to indicate equestrian routes.
It can also be found with a white rider on a blue background.
Blue, purple or red arrows notify that the route is accessible to riders.
Routes indicated with a yellow arrow are not accessible for riders.
There is no official marking in Germany trail marking is regulated differently by each Land. Existing signs differ if the route is private or public.
Germany provides a webpage Pferdetourismus that concentrates all information and offers linked to equestrian tourism in the country.
Spanish equestrian marking indicates the name of the route, its accessibility and equestrian tourism infrastructures that are on the path : the website Turismo Ecuestre España collect all the useful services for riders.
Equestrian marking is orange and very similar to the French :
- : route to follow ; x : wrong direction
Marking in the USA is white on a brown background. It indicates the direction to follow and shows the rider's position.