With the temperatures dropping you may be confused about when you need to blanket your horse. If you’re in Alberta, for example, the temperatures can go up and down significantly from day to day and even within the same day. This episode will hopefully clear up any confusion around when to blanket your horse. Listen close and take notes.
As the days get colder the question of whether or not to blanket your horse always comes up. Should I blanket at all? If so, what kind should I use? Does it need to be all of the time? Or can I take it off during the day? What if I don’t plan on riding during the winter?
For those unfamiliar with blanketing, it can be a bit overwhelming. That is why I have decided to talk about it today. After reading this article you should be able to identify exactly when you should blanket your horse and when he is better off naked.
Chiropractic care for a horse? You better believe it! If you want a horse that performs at the top of his game, then you need to make sure your horse is getting chiropractic care as his body demands. What does your horse’s body demand? That is very individual but, if you pay close enough attention, he will tell you exactly when he needs a chiropractic adjustment.
Conditioning your barrel horse is critical if you want a horse that will remain sound and have a long career in the barrel pen. Barrel racing is very physically demanding on a horse and we need to do everything that we can to help our horses stay in the sport as long as possible.
How do we do that? It all starts with understanding about what barrel racing demands of our horses and how that impacts their bodies.