Late rains and cool temperatures are finally giving away to sunshine and warmth. Hooray! Time to ride! Don’t forget though, that the first hot days can be stressful for horses who may not be in the best of shape after a long rainy season. Take those first warm-weather workouts slow, and pay attention to any symptoms of heat stress. Quick action can save your horse’s life. For a great reminder of the symptoms of heat stress in horses, and suggestions for the best ways to cool your overheated horse down, check out this article from Kentucky Equine Research.
Rainbow has a big selection of electrolytes and supplements to help keep your horse in good shape, even when he is working in the heat. Not sure what to choose? Ask one of Rainbow’s friendly and knowledgeable staff! One way to stay ahead of dehydration problems is to provide a salt or a mineral block. Rainbow carries Redmond Salt Rocks, and Rock on a Rope, both all-natural salt and minerals that horses love. Keep an extra in the trailer to hang up with the hay net on these warm days!
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Ever done a double take when you’ve seen an especially handsome horse? A dazzling coat and a glossy, flowing mane and tail will always turn heads, whether you’re in the show ring or heading down the trail.
You may never plan on showing your horse, but you still want him to look his best. Your obvious starting point is providing complete, balanced nutrition designed for your horse’s age and use. Then comes the fun part: a regular grooming routine that keeps his skin, coat, mane and tail clean and conditioned.
Beyond appearances, grooming is a time of bonding and relaxation for you and your horse. It’s also a great way to spend quality time with a horse you can’t ride for whatever reason, such as a young horse, an old retiree or a horse recovering from injury. Get more Grooming Tips from this great article from Farnam!
Trivia! Win a $15.00 Gift Card from Rainbow Ag! All correct answers go into a random drawing, but you have to enter to win! May’s winner was Sadie Giordanengo, with the correct answer that in nature, West Nile Virus cycles between Mosquitoes and Birds. This month’s question is, Besides keeping your horse’s coat clean, grooming is a great way to …