On The Right Lead June 2021

Welcome to summer!

The hot weather is already here – time to get those shorts and tees out and enjoy the warm weather. What? Those shorts and tees are looking a little … ragged? Just check out the new clothing arriving daily at Rainbow! Whether you need work wear, hang-out-at-the-lake outfits or something a little more fun and dressy for the 4th of July, you will find it at Rainbow. Boots, shoes, and clothing for everyone in your family. Don’t forget – Father’s Day is coming right up on June 19th. Get Dad a brand new hat, jeans or Western shirt so he’ll be looking good as we start to go to events this summer. Quality clothing from Wrangler, Carhartt, Ariat, Roper, Cinch and more!

Summer also means fly season – be ready with a new DuraMask Equine Fly Mask, at 20% Off with this month’s Subscriber Coupon!

Colic can be caused by a number of things, but sand colic is specifically the result of a horse ingesting sand or dirt to the point that it accumulates in the gastrointestinal tract.

You might think horses are only at risk if they live in sandy or desert regions, but this isn’t the case. Horses who are fed hay on the ground or graze on short, sparse pasture may pick up enough sand or dirt over time to cause conditions of sand colic. Learn more about sand impaction colic and what you can do to prevent it HERE, in this article courtesy of Farnam, and download a coupon for $10.00 Off of SandClear Natural Psyllium Crumbles (you will need a PDF viewer to download and print the coupon.)

Check out this cool Infographic, too, for everything you need to know about Sand Colic!

With shows and rides and rodeos back on our schedule, how about heading out with some new duds on that pony? New tack, tools and supplies in the Equine Department, arriving now!

Wildfire season is upon us. Time to get your evacuation plan in order and “go bags” ready for every member of your family, including horses, pets and livestock. Now is a good time to brush up on trailer loading skills, and to make sure that your horses are up to date on vaccinations. Very importantly, have a way to identify your horses in case you must be separated from them during an emergency. There are numerous ways to identify your horses – from simply painting your phone number on them, to the permanent microchip that is implanted by a veterinarian. Halter tags, mane tags, leg bands and neck collars should be ready to use. Don’t forget to take some photos of your horse and yourself together to help identify ownership! For a in-depth look at what you need for your emergency evac kit, take a look at this excellent article One Hour to an Emergency Evacuation Kit, thanks to equineevac.org.

TRIVIA! Win a $15.00 Rainbow Gift Card. All correct answers are entered in a random drawing to win. Coupon will be sent by email – print it out or show us on your phone!

The May winner is Teri Crowhurst, with the correct answer that C.A.R.T. stands for Community Animal Rescue Team.

This month’s question is, True or False: Only horses who live in the desert or on the beach get sand impaction colic.


Mendocino County now has a Community Animal Rescue Team! Mendocino C.A.R.T. is a group dedicated to serving animals in disasters through evacuation assistance, shelter in place care and reuniting lost pets with their owners after a disaster has passed through. The CART unit volunteers will assist in responding to disaster areas and be responsible for caring, feeding and assessing the health of animals that have been left on properties to shelter in place when the owners have been evacuated. For more information and how to be involved in this vital community resource, check out Mendocino CART’s Facebook page, and thank you to the people who worked to make a CART team a reality!

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