Summertime Horse-Management Tips from Kentucky Equine Research

Seasonal Spotlight

Don’t let seasonal challenges stand in the way of enjoying your horse. Continue reading for summertime horse-management tips from Kentucky Equine Research (KER), the world leader in equine nutrition.

Sultry and Shady Situations

Horses usually cope with heat and humidity well enough, but they can benefit enormously from extra care in management. Protection from the sun and a fresh, clean water supply are just two ways to add comfort to a steamy day.

Electrolytes: Salt and Then Some

Tempting as it may be to think that your horse’s sweat is merely water, it’s not! Sweat is chock-full of electrolytes. For optimal health, these electrolytes must be replaced, especially in horses that sweat daily.

Joint Health: Flex Your Options

Though many riders exercise their horses year-round, others enjoy riding only in the warmer months. To maximize your horse’s well-being during high-activity months, focus on continual joint care.

Forage Fundamentals

With sufficient rainfall and diligence in management, pastures can offer an abundance of fresh forage. But weather, weeds, and metabolic concerns can sometimes make pastures a less-than-perfect forage source for certain horses.

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