How do I find my horse's warmth, respirations and pulse?

I need to find my horse's decent temperature, pulse and respirations per minute for 4H. Could someone please explain to me how?
Answers: No, problem. I wish I be still young adequate to be in 4-H!!

TEMPERATURE: Normal is around 100 to 101 degree F.
Take your horse's temp. for a few days at different times to establish what is normal for him. Anything below 96 degree or above 104 degrees scheme you have a problem.

PULSE: Normal (resting) is 32 to 48 beat per minute
To take the pulse, use a stethoscope and find the heartbeat on the departed side behind his disappeared elbow, just beside where on earth the girth lays. Once you can hear a steady beat, look at the second mitt of your watch. Count the strong-sounding beat for 30 seconds and multiply by 2 for an accurate one minute result. The pulse can also be feel by using your fingertips on different pulse points, like on the inside of his not here knee or inside his disappeared jawbone.

RESPIRATION: Normal is 4 to 24 breaths per minute
Stand by your horse's left shoulder and obverse his rear. Watch the flank move within and out - right where the rib pen ends. Check the second hand of your keep under surveillance and count the # of times the flank moves in OR out for 15 second and X by 4 for your one min. count.
Temperature = use a rectal thermometer. Normal is around 99-100 degrees F.

Respiration = count the number of breaths your horse take within a 10 second time of year. Then multiply by 6. (to get the total for 1 minute)

Pulse = find a upright pulse spot on your horse. (Mine is below the inside jawbone. Some find it easier on the inside of the fetlock). Again, count beats for 10 second, then multiply by 6 for Beats Per Minute (BPM)

It's a honourable idea for any horse owner to know what their horse's baseline numbers are - surrounded by case of adjectives illness. Keep a record for a week or so, or every other day, to find your horse's typical numbers!
I will agree with both post above me.
Temperature: 99-100 degree
Pulse (resting): 10-14 breaths per minute
Heart Rate: 28-40 beats per minute

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Temp: Using a thermomether (human ones work just fine, I prefer the digital) insert the tip into your horses rectum, be sure to be standing by the hip incase the horse tries to see. If you are usuing a human thermometer do not leave it unattended. There are substantial animal thermometers you can buy with strings and a clip to attach it to the tail. With a digital thermometer give it inside the animal until the beep, for mercury thermometers you should bestow them in for 3 minutes. A horses temp should length from 99.5-100.5.

Pulse:
There are a few different places where you can run the pulse: under the jowl, on the legs, etc. my preference is contained by the 'arm pit'. You can either use your first two fingers (never thumb) and depress within these locations and feel the pulse or use a stethescope and listen for the pulse. I recomend have a stethescope in your horses first aid tackle. you can purchase a cheap one for around $10 that will fufil your needs. Simply press or listen to the beat for 15 seconds and later multiply the number by 4. Remember that the "lub dub" sound is one tap. A horses resting heart rate should be around 30-40 beats per minute.

Respirations:
Again this can be done a few ways. You can any watch the horses side, keep watch on the nostrils, or place a mirror under the antenna. If you're watching the side, you want to count every time the horses rib cage expands and contracts as one. Count for 15 second and then multiply by 4 again. Same go for watching the nostrils... everytime they flare and relax is one. The mirror is my favorite little trick for those pesky light breathing horses. Simply place a mirror infront of their muzzle and count how many times it fogs up. A horses resting respiratory rate should be 8-16 per minute.

These are your three prime vital signs. Other's you obligation to know are the gut noises and their quadrants, capilary restock time, mucous membrane coloring, and skin hydration. I'll attach a document written by one of my old professors to be precise a good explanation of adjectives of this, and includes diagrams to help.
http://www.ace.edu/pubs/docs/a/anr-0808...

Good luck!!
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