Happy Autumn! It's a wonderful time of year, but also a reminder that winter is just around the corner. Are you and your horses ready? Here's some things to think about this fall season.
It is every horse owner's nightmare to run out of hay mid-winter, with fresh spring grass months away. Get your hay loft filled well before the first snowflake falls, and put your mind at ease. It is best to overestimate the amount of hay you will need, so you'll be prepared for a harsh winter, hard keeping horses, or a late spring. A full hay loft is a great sight and a big relief to all horse owners facing the winter season!
Providing horses adequate water in winter can be a challenge. This autumn, make sure you're ready. Check your frost free hydrants and make sure they're working properly. Make sure any hoses needed are in good condition and can be stored in a way to prevent freezing. Ensure you have enough heated buckets and trough heaters to avoid breaking ice off buckets and troughs - a back breaking task you can avoid by being prepared.
How does repairing fencing in a snowstorm sound? Terrible, right?! Help avoid this chilly chore by checking and fixing your fences during the mild days of autumn. You can feel confident going into winter knowing your fencing is in great shape and is ready to contain your herd all winter long.
Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and a great time to prepare your barn and horses for Old Man Winter. Follow the above tips to be prepared, and have a wonderful autumn season!
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