Getting Your Horse Ready for Spring

With warmer temperatures approaching, it’s time to start preparing your horse for the spring and summer season.

Schedule a Veterinarian Appointment

It is important to get your horse examined by a veterinarian before spring weather is in full swing. Mosquitoes start rising in the spring and many horses can get diseases from them if they are not vaccinated before mosquitoes become active. It’s also important to get a general check-up to make sure horses are illness free and that they are healthy going into a new season.

Check Horses Surroundings

If your horses often graze in a pasture, it is important you check your fences after winter months to make sure they are still secure. Weather often fluctuates in winter months, which can knock down fences, make wires loose, and so forth. Check your horses’ surroundings to make sure they are secured and safe.

Examine Your Trailer

Typically, spring and summer are popular times for transporting horses to events and otherwise. Make sure you inspect your trailer in the spring, especially if you haven’t used it lately. Make sure all of your lights are working and that the brakes are functioning well. Transporting a horse can be a hard task as it is, having a well-functioning trailer can make it easier.

Ease Into Shape

If you do not ride your horse often in winter months, make sure that you slowly start to get them into shape. If it has been some time since your horse has been exercised vigorously, you need to slowly ease them back into shape. Horses can get sore too if they exercise too hard after not exercising for some time. Ease your horse back into an exercise routine to avoid injuries.

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