horse ranch

We’ve all heard those stories.

A predator is loitering around for something to eat outside your ranch. A hunter is also looking around for something to hunt near your ranch. A robber is even looking around for something to steal inside your ranch.

And by the time you check your stable, it’s already too late. Your beloved horse is nowhere in sight and all that’s left is a trace of blood.

I know, right?

But while this introduction may seem a little gruesome, this should be enough for ranch owners to take all the necessary measures in order to keep their horses safe.

And if you’re a ranch owner, here some useful tips for you:

Make sure that your fences are high enough.

The reasons for this are quite simple. One, it’s to keep your horse from going outside that easily as it won’t be able to jump over the fence unless there’s something on the ground that makes it possible to do that just like small rises. And two, it’s to keep anything from going inside that easily as it won’t be able to climb over the fence unless there’s something on the ground that makes it possible to do that such as large boxes. This especially goes for predators and other unknown wild animals lurking outside your ranch.

Make sure that your surroundings are noticeable enough.

And by this, it means that your surroundings should be noticeable enough for other people to know that your ranch is a private property and should not be ventured further for hunting and other activities without permission from the owner. And by this, it also means that your surroundings should be visible enough for other people to know that your ranch is right in front and should have a reasonable amount of lights that provides a clear view on what’s ahead. This especially goes for hunters and other unfamiliar people roving near your ranch.

Make sure that your traps are placed well.

The reasons for this are quite simple. One, it’s to prevent wild animals from totally charging into your ranch even with a high fence and wreaking havoc all over the place. And two, it’s to prevent armed robbers from totally charging into your ranch even with a noticeable surrounding and stealing things all over the place. However, you should also bear in mind that there are innocent people who will come up in your ranch from time to time. Thus, you need to make sure that your traps are placed well and out of reach from your ranch’s main entrances and other frequently used passages.

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