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.
The MET office has weather warnings in place for much of the UK. Please ensure your horses have sufficient intake of forage and water to minimise the risk of gastric issues, impaction colic and dehydration.
Here are our Feed Line's top tips for feeding in winter weather.
Cold weather can make horses reluctant to drink. Here's a few things you can try to help...
If you'd like to discuss cold weather feeding with our nutrition team, they are available on 01728 604 008. You can also request a Feed Plan using our advice request form. The image used was kindly sent in by Simple System customer, Jane McDonough. Shanti is fed a diet of Lucie Nuts, Timothy Chop and Eclipse Recovery. She also enjoys Sainfoin Pellets, fed in a treat ball, for enrichment and variety.