Spring is here and it’s time to take a look at your inventory and find out what supplies you need to stock up on. Not only do you need certain supplies, it’s also time to book an appointment with your veterinary to have your spring check-ups done and to have your horses vaccinated prior to mosquito season starting. Mosquitos are one of the biggest problems for horses as mosquitos are known for transmitting serious diseases.
Check for Winter Damage
When you are checking around the barn and property, it is important to look for signs of winter damage. Freezing and thawing are common issues for the ground and can lead to problems with fencing becoming weak. Re-stretching fencing is a common spring-time task to undertake when you own horses. The fencing is designed to protect the horses from lose wires that could cause a horse to become stuck inside.
Clean Feeding Stations
One important element in caring for horses is to make sure they have access to clean feed and water. A horse and livestock drinker is the best way to ensure your animals have access to water. The Horse Drinker automatic waterers are designed to reduce the risk of mosquitos getting into the water as the system is designed to avoid standing water, where most diseases come from.
Check Your Trailer
As you get ready for the upcoming summer events, you need to check on the transportation options for your horse. Have you looked at the lights on the trailer? You will want to check for wear on the tires, weak spots, rotting, and the brakes prior to taking the trailer out with your horse. Corrosion can occur during the winter months as the trailer is exposed to salt and snow.
Contact The Horse Drinker to discuss your horses feeding situation and find out how to purchase a horse drinker. Investing in your horses health will improve spring training as it helps the horse to avoid soreness.