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Prepare Your Horse For Winter

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January 14, 2016

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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.

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