Taking care for your horse is a obligation for the entire year, although in winter you need to pay attention to some distinguishing things that are very substantial if you like your animal to be in good condition and satisfied as well.  See these advices step by step, as you are learning the tips for the horse games, for example.

During winter your horse could become too easily upset.  To resolve this, look into his daily intake of food, you are possibly feeding him too much or you use feeds too high in cereal starch.  Diets which are reduced in starch and high in fibre and oil can give more slow-release energy.  Cut down on your horse’s feed from the evening before a day off to the evening after, specifically if his daily intake of food is cereal-based.  This will decrease the chance of tying-up.  Another substantial thing is to feed him for the work done, not the work you are going to do.

To decrease the chance of digestive problems, avoid unexpectedly changes to your horse’s diet.  Don’t feed the horse too much, it is usual to drop weight in the winter and put on condition in the spring, but in any case, use a conditioning feed if the horse is to much prone to weight loss.

For older horses, needs to be chosen a specialist veteran feed for reason that they usually give extra nutritional support.

Besides the food, there are also specific winter stable tasks.  Tack room needs to be kept enough warm, it may start growing mould if it gets actually cold and damp.  Gear, reins and stirrups don’t need to be dragged on the floor, they need to be arranged es possible, it is troubling to left them lying about.

To dry, the rugs need to be hung on pegs or on a rug dryer.  Band the belly straps and bring up the neck straps before you hang them.  This way you will stop them flying about and hitting you when you throw the rugs up to dry or pull them down for use.

You may use a fork to analyze if your horse’s bed is deep adequately.  You need to stab it at the floor strongly and if you hear it hitting the cemented, it’s not thick adequately.

It’s nice to put a cover of Vaseline on the legs of the horse before turning him out.  The product is pretty inexpensive although it makes a barricade against the wet creates and will help guard him from mud fever.  If the horse covers his face in wet dirt, you may use baby wipes to clean the difficult areas about the eyes and nose.  These are the areas that you can’t brush.

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