We don’t have to say – every horseperson knows it the minute they pick up that curry comb. Spring is on the way!
Spring is our favorite time at Rainbow. There is always so much going on – chicks are arriving in the stores (don’t miss the Poultry Party Sale, on March 6), the sound of mowers and string trimmers echoes from the service department, new Spring fashions are in the clothing department, and garden supplies and decor encourage us all to get outside. With the longer daylight, we can get out with our horses more often.
Spring is traditionally when horsemen think about deworming. “Back in the olden days,” treating horses for parasites involved a yearly veterinarian visit, and deworming in the spring helped horses shed, and recover weight after a hard winter. Modern horsemen have many more choices when it comes to keeping our horses free from parasites, but it is still best to have a plan. One method is to rotate deworming products on a regular schedule throughout the year, but a more modern solution is to opt for a targeted deworming program; one tailored specifically for each horse on the property. Learn more about Targeted Prevention in this article from Farnam – Do I Need a Deworming Schedule?
Download Free Deworming Handbook and Infographic
Handbook to help you create a deworming program for your horse.
Save on Deworming products with some great coupons from Farnam: Here’s $10 off PyrantelCare Daily Dewormer
Did you know that Mendocino County has its own wild pony herd? The Robinson Creek Ponies living in the hills west of Ukiah are feral descendants of a domestic herd dating back to the mid 1960’s. With few predators, the feral herd has multiplied over the past 40 years with bands stretching from Low Gap Road to the North to McNab Ranch in the South. All Hands Equine Rescue is helping manage the herd, and they could use some help. Donations of money, and needed equipment, support the ponies, and some are available for adoption. Learn more at the Robinson Creek Ponies page, or by contacting All Hands Equine Rescue.
There’s always something new at Rainbow!
Yvonne Coyne was our February winner with the correct answer that one way that Rainbow handles staff meetings during the COVID 19 era is to take it outside! (Rainbow wouldn’t really require the staff to wear feed sacks over their heads … but it would be funny!)
The March question is, Where did the Robinson Creek Ponies come from?