Spring has sprung!

Spring is here! Keep an eye on your pasture puffs! The grass may be short but the bright color means the shed is at the top of the blade. If horses eat too much fresh grass they can founder even if they live on pasture.
Check their feet to see if they feel warm and for a digital pulse on the sides of their pastern. If you find heat or feel a pulse, pull the horse off of all feed for 24 hours just water available and let the sugars process through their body. They will have loose stools.
Stalling at night, no feed and turn out during the day is best. The grass is richest at dawn and dusk due to the dew level being higher.
Happy trails!

Published by Jillian

I specialize in problem horses, youngsters, horse rehabilitation and achieving softness and a better relationship between horse and their rider. I not only train horses but humans as well. Not your typical riding lesson but I can, if you so choose, teach you to train your horse! I’m always available to help answer questions or share photos or videos upon request to better illustrate my advice. I’ve mastered the “don’t break the bank” way of keeping your horse healthy and cared for while on a budget. If you walk into almost any large barn in Oregon you’re bound to meet a horse I trained or sold! I’ve trained over 623 horses and counting! I post updates as I receive them from clients and buyers. Thank you for taking the time to browse and hopefully learn something new!

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