The Whole Horse Exam™ (WHE) is a collection of skills that all horse owners and equine professionals should be able to perform on their horse. These skills include taking basic vital signs and assessing other health indicators. The WHE should become as natural to you as catching or riding your horse.
When you want to generally assess the state of your horse’s health, simply perform this exam. By practicing the WHE on your horse when they are healthy, you are better equipped to confidently perform the WHE when you suspect that your horse has a healthcare problem. By sharing your findings with your veterinarian, you will assist them in determining the nature and severity of any problem or illness.