Performing Body Condition Scores

Action Point: Perform a body condition score at least monthly on each horse.

Rational: By recording and performing the BCS of each horse at least every month I may be able to detect a loss or gain of condition, therefore helping me intervene early if necessary.

Steps to Achievement: In order to achieve this goal I need to get more experience by practicing on a variety of different horses. Within the next month I will practice on a few friends horses to get a better feel of the scores.

Performing the Health Check Daily

Action Point: Perform the health check daily on all of my horses.

Rational: By performing and recording the Health Check daily I will be able to pick up on any patterns as well as early warning signs of a problem.

Steps to Achievement: In order to achieve this goal I need to practice to get more efficient. I also need to work on finding my horse’s heartbeat, which will also hopefully come with practice.