So far, this spring has been a strange one. With events canceled or postponed, it is interesting to see how equestrians have adapted. From Virtual Horse Shows and parades, to Social Distancing Trail Rides, to online fund-raising in support of rescue groups, horsemen and -women are still loyal to the lifestyle and love of horses.
Rainbow Ag has done its share of adapting to the social requirements too. As an essential business, providing supplies and support for pets, livestock and agriculture, Rainbow is open every day (see temporary hours here) with a crew of dedicated and efficient staff. Flow through the stores has been rearranged to allow for 6 feet of distancing, carts are sanitized after every use, as are cashiers stations. “Touchless” payment systems are now in place at most cashiers stations, and all staff are wearing facial masks. Call your order in, and we will deliver it to your vehicle at our curbside pickup stations.
Of course, most of the Spring events in the stores have been called off, including the Spring Anniversary Sale, usually our biggest sale of the year. We hate to miss celebrating our anniversary! Meanwhile, there are still baby chicks – even some turkeys! – in the stores, a sure sign of spring. And, the Parts and Service Departments are busy tuning up string trimmers, mowers and brush cutters. Spring weeds stop for no virus! Need a new trimmer or mower to keep up? Give us a call to speak with one of our Outdoor Power Equipment specialists. They can answer your questions, help select the right equipment for your job, and have the new equipment ready to pick up curbside so that you can get on with your chores without getting out of your vehicle.
Another Spring happening that we can still enjoy – it’s foaling season! Now, if the sight of a new foal doesn’t bring a smile to your face (even under a mask), nothing will. Are you waiting for a new foal? Check out this article courtesy of Farnam, on Tips for Foaling Season: Preparing for Your New Foal. Then, share photos of your new additions on the Mendocino and Lake Counties Equestrian page on Facebook. We all need some smiles!
This little cutie was born in March and belongs to Carol Lima, of Lake County!
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Good News! 3-way grass mix hay is back in stock! These first loads are beardless wheat, barley and oat. Coming in soon, a 4-way mix that also includes oats. Grass hay is highly recommended for horses and it is a hassle when it runs out, but as an agricultural product there is only so much control. Whatever flavor of hay you prefer, Rainbow has barns full of it. Come in and we’ll load your truck, or we deliver!
Purina choosing the right hay for your horse with Purina Nutritionist Doctor Katie Young.
Trivia – April Trivia winner was Diane Parker with the correct answer that appropriate distancing for horse-people was one horse length! This month’s question: What makes a horseman smile?
All correct answers go into a random drawing for the $15.00 Gift Card! ENTER HERE