Maintaining your horse’s health and well-being is at the forefront of any horse owner’s mind.
And I’m sure you’ll agree that there aren’t many things that ruffle your feathers more than seeing millions of pesky flies lingering around your horse’s face.
I’ve put together 5 top tips to prevent and manage those awful pests.
At the beginning of my blogging career I wrote a ‘Horse Care in the Winter‘ post which had some really positive feedback.
A friend asked me to do the same for the Summer, as she among many others are given many different pieces of advice on how to treat your horse in the Summer.
You may be interested to know that with a few differences the main principle for horse care in Summer is the same as in Winter; that unless we give our horses what they need they will be lacking in certain essential aspects of their diet.
So here it is, find out what your horse could be lacking this Summer.
Have you ever read the back of your bag of horse feed? Following scandalous moves from supermarkets in the past 10 years, more people are becoming aware of what we put into our bodies and a large percentage of us are paying closer attention to whats on the label. A shift is happening in how we look at nutrition, which is slowly moving into pet food.
When I say slowly, I actually mean SUPER slowly.
I’ve seen a few articles in the papers such as the Daily Mail and a programme on BBC’s Rip off Britain recently picking up on dog food ingredients. It’s excellent that we’re becoming more aware. But if you really want optimal health for your horse and the best possible life for them, we need to start focusing on horse feed ingredients too, and wait for the papers to catch up after.
Here’s what you need to know.
Equine Feed Balancers are mentioned frequently on this blog in posts and reviews such as my Bailey’s Lo-Cal Balancer Review. If you do a simple search in google, such as ‘why feed a horse balancer’, you’ll find there’s actually very little information to make an informed decision on whether or not a feed balancer is for you and your horse.
I wanted to put together this post for your enjoyment and understanding, which has been created on the back of my own research and experiences.
But I’m sure you’ll agree with me by the end of reading this post that feed balancers are the simplest yet most effective way to feed and care for your horse or pony.
My recent research quest has led me to discover the best shampoo and grooming products for horses. It turns out there are plenty of products available on the market that can make your horse look sensational without breaking the bank.
It’s important to make sure your using high quality products to ensure effectiveness, but some of the cheaper products out there do this just as well as some of the more expensive ones.
Here’s what I found.
I hope you’ve all been enjoying getting out on your horse in the warmer weather. It feels like summer has taken it’s time but it’s always so worth it!
Now the rugs are off and your horse is undoubtedly in need of a more regular bathing routine, I thought it only fitting for the time of year to share with you some tips on horse bathing.
When speaking to my friends who own horses there is a common consensus that bathing is one of those tasks that is perhaps difficult, slightly tiring, and very tedious. In fact, my friends are dumbfounded when I say I enjoy it!
I’ve attached a fab ‘infographic’ a friend forwarded me that I just had to share with all of you.