Winter Horse Care

As horses are outdoor animals they have different requirements as seasons change.  Some horses are stabled overnight or kept in during particularly bad weather and others live out 24/7 so it is important to provide them the right food, clothing, horse supplements and where appropriate bedding to ensure they remain healthy and happy.

Winter Horse Care

It is important to ensure your horse is wearing the correct rug.  During warm summer days they will generally be ok to go rug free but if it is wet, cool, cold or snowing they will definitely need a rug of varying thickness and waterproofing.  Horseware Ireland does a great range of durable, warm and comfortable turn out rugs.  It is also important to ensure your horse has the correct headgear accessories and where necessary foot and leg wear.  Rain scald and mud fever are a problem for horses in cold wet conditions especially if they live out and prevention is easier then cure so correct foot and leg wear would help. read more