Can horses cope with sudden cold weather?
Horses can survive and even thrive in what we consider to be very inhospitable conditions, but they do need plenty of feed to fuel them and keep them warm.
A very quiet month for Zipper and I. He's been getting hairy and 'curvy' - I assume he is, I can't really see his shape under the mud. He's reverted to his younger bog monster days and he's blissfully content in his filth. He's been enjoying a bit of a break after an intense year, but he's now being brought back in to work slowly. We've decided to keep his shoes on this winter as his feet seem to have - thanks to a hoof treatment and lots of seaweed - stayed intact! Last year they needed some recovery time, but he's so much stronger now he's had longer on his supplements. Small wins! I think he needs a clip soon - and a cheeky trip out show jumping!