Winter Riding. Yes, it’s that time of year. Whether we like it or not, fall is here and winter is fast approaching. That means that keeping our horses in shape and on a conditioning program can be difficult. Snow, wind, ice, and freezing temperatures all make riding inconvenient and sometimes dangerous. To ensure that you keep your horse in the best shape possible, Katrina (a seasoned pro when it comes to winter riding) goes over some tips for fall and winter riding.
Cushing’s disease is a heartbreaking disease that, unfortunately, a large percentage of horses and ponies are at risk of. Earlier this year, Katrina had to put her beloved pony, Paddy, down after suffering with Cushing’s disease. It was heartbreaking for Katrina, who had no prior knowledge about Cushing’s disease. As a way of ensuring that others are able to more readily detect the disease and give their horse’s the best care to delay its effects, this episode is devoted entirely to Cushing’s disease.
While this episode should not be a substitute for discussions with your veterinarian, it will give you a working knowledge about what Cushing’s disease is and what life looks like once a horse or pony is diagnosed with it.
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.