Wow, where did 2015 go ! Summer 2016.

It’s summer (January) and I am looking back on the year that was 2015, and wow did it fly ! I had a few weeks off over the Christmas break and am now well and truly back into the swing of things again.

A few reminders for our four legged kids this summer. We’ve had a really hot and dry summer with more to come, so make sure horses have plenty of hay as grass is very scarce at the moment. And of course access to lots of water at all times. Remember that on days over 25 degrees, just like us, horses will get hot ! Mesh rugs, and a lot of cotton rugs, and also fly masks, have plastic and synthetic type material on them. So on really hot days its best to have horses completely naked and wipe down with insect repellent.

And some exciting news ! I am working away in the background on something really exciting but it will not be ready for a few more weeks. More details to come very soon !  Stay tuned !  🙂

Winter and the equine athlete

As most horse owners know, the onset of winter brings with it a number of issues that can affect our four legged friends.

The usual things can pop up such as seedy toe, mud fever, rain scald, and greasy heel, but it is also a time that horses can require a longer time warming up and warming down their muscles before and after a training session. Horses can also injure themselves very easily in slippery wet paddocks. If you have any concerns about how your horse is moving in the paddock, or how he is working under saddle, please give me a call and we can give your horse a once over and discuss some treatment and training options.