Close-up of Horse | Equestrian PRWith the winter months fast approaching, the Equestrian PR specialists MirrorMePR Equine Team give their top tips for coping with bad weather and fresh horses in this blog.

 

GET YOUR FEEDING RIGHT

If you know a cold spell is forecast, then it’s better to cut down your horse’s food gradually rather than suddenly. Planning ahead isn’t always possible, but when you can, do it!

 

SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG

Looking for your horse’s rugs is not only important to extend the life of the rug but also from a hygiene perspective. Get your rugs laundered in milder weather and if you can team a sheet underneath a heavier winter rug, the sheet is more likely to fit in the washing machine at home than your bulkier outer rug.

 

STAYING IN IS THE NEW OUT

If you have limited turnout during the winter months, then look into getting your horse some stable toys to keep him occupied and a full hay-net. As equestrian PR experts, we recommend doubling up hay-nets or choosing a net with smaller holes for quick eaters, will keep him munching for longer.

 

HAIR TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW

If your horse is clipped out, make sure you rug him up properly and keep an eye on any tack or rug rubs, remember he won’t have hair as an extra protective measure, but the plus side is that you can spot rubs, nicks and cuts earlier than in a thick winter coat.

 

FOOT PERFECT

Make sure you don’t neglect his feet. Wet conditions can play havoc on his feet, and lost shoes are part of the joy of a muddy winter. Keep an eye out for thrush as well by picking out your horses feet regularly.

 

GROOM FOR A DAY

Make sure you give your horse a thorough groom regularly. Not only is it good for his circulation but it gives you the opportunity to bond with your horse. It also allows you to check him over for the start of any skin issues, such as mud fever or a rug rub on the wither. Spotting these early can prevent them from turning into expensive things! Our clients Renwick & Sons have the ultimate grooming kit to achieve great results and make grooming even more enjoyable for the two of you

 

Whatever winter decides to throw at you and your horse, try and enjoy yourselves, it will be spring before you know it! For all your equestrian PR needs, contact our head office at 0207 043 2345 or email us at hello@mirrormepr.co.uk

Need some inspiration on where to ride this winter? Here are a few of our best bridle paths to try out this season!