Though we are heading into the end of summer, here in northern California the hot dry weather will last at least a couple more months. It is peak wildfire season and everyone – even if you live in “town” – needs to be prepared for the threat of a wildfire and possible evacuation. Livestock and horse owners require an even more extensive evacuation plan that those with just small pets. It is important to develop a plan specifically for your animals and situation – everyone’s situation is different! To help create your plan, check out this 10-Point checklist from UC Davis. For general information on creating an evacuation plan, go to www.readyforwildfire.org/Wildfire-Action-Plan/, or to learn more about building a defensible space around your home and outbuildings, check out www.firewise.org. Then head into Rainbow Ag for all your fire-protection needs. Rainbow has outdoor power equipment to help you mow, trim and saw away flammable brush and grass, home fire pumps, fire hose, McLeod Fire Tools and heavy-duty garden hoses. Being prepared for a wildfire, no matter where you live, can mean the difference between life and death for you, your family and your animals.
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As a horse owner, everywhere you turn, there seems to be a new supplement, feed or feed additive accompanied by claims providing a variety of extraordinary benefits for your horse.
With so many options, it can be challenging to tell which claims are based in real science and which are simply sales pitches. Purina research veterinarians explain about 6 common feed additives and why – or why not – they are included in Purina Feeds. Read the article here >>
Stock up and save big on fly masks! End of season close out savings of 30% Off all Fly Masks, in stock, with this month’s Subscriber Coupon! Fly masks just seem to be one of those things that horses love to destroy! Get ahead and save now.
MendoLake Arabian Horse Association and Redwood Riders are presenting an All-Breed Trail Obstacle Challenge on September 9, at the Redwood Rider’s Jamison Arena in Redwood Valley. Entry fee is $25.00, with awards to 5th place and a High Point Award, with both Open and Novice divisions. More information and entry forms available on the Redwood Riders Facebook Page.
Lake County Horse Council’s Junior Gymkhana Scholarship Run will take place at Gaddy Shack Ranch in Kelseyville on October 22nd. With numerous age groups and events, and High Point Buckles, this will be a fun day! More information Here…
Trivia – Last month’s answer was, CDF recommends, and California law requires 100 feet of defensible space around buildings, and the winner is Remey Coyne. This month we are keeping on the wildfire theme … how well do you know your fire tools? All correct answers are entered to win a $15.00 Rainbow Gift Card. Enter Here!