3 Tips for Feeding Your Horse During Summer

During the Summer months, your horse’s workload may increase as you spend more time hacking, schooling or competing. As a result, their condition can change as well. In this article, we share three important tips for feeding your horse during Summer. 1. Adjust diet for loss of condition In Summer, the warmer weather and longer days make it inviting to spend more time in the saddle, but it’s not only a higher workload that can lead to loss of condition. The quality of your horse’s pasture can also be affected, so additional vitamins and minerals are necessary. Running Cool Barley/Soy…
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How to Keep Your Horse Hydrated During Summer

Did you know the average horse can drink between 40 and 90 litres of water a day during hot and humid conditions? Keeping your horse hydrated is critical during Summer, especially following intense exercise. In this article, we explain how to keep your horse hydrated.  Horses can lose up to 10 litres of sweat an hour in Summer. If not kept hydrated, this loss of water and electrolytes can lead to health problems, such as dehydration, tying up and colic. However, sweating is not the only sign of dehydration. There are three quick tests you can do if you suspect…
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10 Summer Horse Care Tips

Summer is one of the best seasons to have fun with our horses but, in Australia, the heat can be extreme – leading to dehydration and heat stress. In this article, we outline 10 tips for caring for your horse during Summer. 1. Avoid midday heat Exercise your horse during the cooler parts of day, such as in the early morning or late afternoon. Better yet, if the temperature is high, exercise at night if you have access to well-lit riding facilities. 2. Provide shade Ensure your horse has plenty of shade throughout the day. Man-made structures are fine, but…
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Horse Nutrition: 4 Common Reasons for Weight Loss

Unless your horse is an easy keeper, you’ll need to take an active role in maintaining their body weight and condition with correct feeding and careful management. However, in order to do this, you must first understand what causes weight loss in horses. In this article, we share the four most common reasons why horses lose weight that aren’t directly related to diet. 1. Poor dentition  If your horse is losing weight unexpectedly, the first thing you should check is their teeth. Poor dentition leads to oral disease and sharp enamel points; both of which make chewing difficult, if not painful,…
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