Here are HAPPA’s TOP TEN TIPS!
1 Make sure your horses rugs are clean & waterproofed to keep them warm and protected against the weather.
2 Ensure you have enough haylage. Stock up now in preparation for harsh weather conditions.
3 Check your gateways hard cored to prevent mud and build up.
4 If your horse is wintering out check you made provisions for harsh weather.
5 Stock up on bedding shavings and straw, who knows what weather conditions may hit us this winter?
6 If you’re intending to ride this winter, you might have to clip to prevent your horse sweating and catching a chill.
7 Prepare your stable by ensuring it is clean and dry.
8 Check your horse’s legs daily for mud fever/cracked heels as these problems can be common in wet muddy conditions.
9 Be sure to keep water buckets and bowls clean and free from ice.
10 Last of all, it is so important to try and ensure you keep to a routine.