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.
February is probably the most testing month for our horses! The days are noticeably longer, on mild days the grass is growing and must smell delicious with promises of spring so near, but yet, it’s still winter and not yet ready to relinquish its chilly grip. Horses can be tetchy, itchy as their coats are starting change and restless with the extra daylight. How can we help them?
Simple System forage Brix are perfect for adding some enrichment and variety. Have you tried our Sainfoin Brix yet? And of course, our ever-popular MeadowBrix and Lucie Brix. Just pop them on the floor for your horse to gnaw on – but only if they have good teeth for chewing.
Bear in mind that horses are grazers, most of their natural diet being at ground level, so feed as much as possible from low levels. Haynets, if used, need to be safe, but not so high as to cause the horse to crick his neck.
Bear with it! Spring won’t be long now.