It is only 2 weeks until the shortest day! The days will start getting longer but the weather really won't be improving for a good while. So, I have been thinking about the important things I consider for Basil and Tommy at this time of year.
Mud Fever: can be a big problem at this time of year so I keep a good eye on their legs and heels when I pick out their feet - which I do every evening when I fetch them in. I posted a video for tips on preventing mud fever.
Throughout the year when I ride on the road I wear a Hi-Viz waistcoat and hat cover. At this time of year I always try to ride out in the middle part of the day when the sun is at its highest so it is also as light as possible. Depending on the temperature I will also put Basil's bright exercise sheet on and his boots.
Winter with horses is always a challenge but there are always the weekends!
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Until next time!