Shedding season is officially here!
While winter seems to be stuck here in northern California this year, our horses know the warmer weather is coming … someday! If all this rain (and even snow!) is keeping you from saddling up there are still plenty of happenings to look forward to – and get ready for! Riding season is just around the corner – check out these 12 tips to prepare for horse show, rodeo or trail riding season, courtesy of Stable Mix and Alltech.
Wet weather, shedding horses, MUD! This is the time of year for fungus such as Rain Rot, hoof abscesses and infections of all kinds. Make sure you have some Vetericyn on hand! The Vetericyn Animal Wellness products can be used on all animals, with products from wound care sprays to medicated shampoos and ear washes (for dogs and cats.) Clean, Treat and Heal with Vetericyn, cutting-edge science leading the way in at-home animal care.
Another traditional Spring horse healthcare activity is de-worming! Save 20% on Durvet Apple-flavored Ivermectin, now with this month’s Subscriber Coupon! Help those horses shed, and start the riding year off right by deworming your horses now.
Come on down to the Ukiah Rainbow store on Saturday April 1 for the 4H Spring Field Day! Members of our local 4H will be on hand with a Petting Zoo, home-made treats and a photography booth staffed by the 4H Photography group. Get a fun Holiday photo with a live bunny or chicken – a great way to share with family and friends!
Spring is a busy time at Rainbow – there’s the new fashions arriving in the stores daily, baby chicks, vegetable and flower starts to get your garden growing and education events for the upcoming Fair and Show season. Keep an eye on the Rainbow Facebook pages – Ukiah, Lakeport and Middletown – for the schedules of clinics in your area.
Mark those calendars! Rainbow’s Spring Anniversary Sale will be May 5 & 6 at all Rainbow stores! Save 20% on nearly everything in the store! There will also be special Hot Buys, discounts and surprises.
Rainbow is all about our local communities, so we love stories like this:
Potter Valley trainer and competitor Angie Meroshnokoff shares her story of her NATRC Hall of Fame horse, Desert Reinbeau, and his success with Purina Equine Senior Active formula. Angie and Beau are local heroes in the NATRC community – check out Beau’s story.
I love Purina Active Senior feed. Last fall my 28 year old NATRC Hall of Fame horse Desert Reinbeau was slowing down and having trouble keeping weight with the feeding program I’d been using for years. After listening to the Purina rep talk at a local event in October, I switched him to Purina Active Senior – about 3 pounds a day. What a difference! He gained the weight back fairly quickly and has energy to spare. Last ride out he out-walked all the young horses!
Now until April 18, save $3.00 on Purina Equine Senior Active!
Regularly priced at $32.99, ES Active is on sale for $29.99 through April 18.
Chick Days will happen – but the date is still to be announced. We are waiting until the supply steadies out, and we can be sure to have a nice stock of baby chicks on hand. This year, the supply of chicks has been haphazard, at best. We will let everyone know when Chick Days are on the schedule!
Trivia! Enter to win a $15.00 Rainbow Coupon. All correct answers are entered in a random drawing.
Last month’s question was, Why would one need a current Coggins test certificate? Our winner was Beth Lambert with the correct answer – to travel across state lines.
The April Trivia Question is, how old is NATRC Hall of Fame horse, Desert Reinbeau?