BHS Stage One - Good Health
horse should be "well furnished" or "well covered" - with enough muscle and fat to cover its skeletal frame, leaving no bony promient areas.
Should be golden to green in colour, firm but breaks when hits the ground. 10-15 piles a day.
Supple. Moves easily over body, shows elasticity. Recoils immediately from the skin recoil test.
Mobile ears, horse is alert
Has a healthy shine- is not dull or staring, no patchy sweat
EATING AND DRINKING
38 degrees celcius or 101 F
Heat or swelling
Salmon pink - yellow indicates liver function problems / jaundice, blue indicates lack of oxygen
35-45 a minute (foals 50-100)
8-12 a minute
evenly on all fours
EARS, EYES AND NOSE
CAPILLARY REFILL TEST