Thursday, December 10, 2009
Help prevent colic with your horses in cold weather.
When the weather drops below freezing horses tend to not want to drink. Always make sure your horses have plenty of clean, ice free, open water. We always tend to feed our horses more when the weather freezes, so they are more prone to getting impacted if they are not drinking enough. One great tip to make your horses drink when the weather gets cold is to pour some non-iodized table salt on their grain or sweet feed. Try to not put too much on, as some horses are finicky. A few hand fulls should make them thirsty enough to get a good drink. Give it a try!