PLEASE SHARE & ANY ADVICE TO SURVIVE THIS COLD WEATHER PLEASE COMMENT BELOW - we are all open to good ideas to get through the next few days
DID YOU KNOW
Even in the cold weather horses drink 5ltrs to every 100kg of body weight so don't let your water freeze.
TOP TIP - Fill a bottle up with hot salty water and leave this unopened in the water bucket like the picture below.
SOAKING HAY in Sub-Zero weather
If you are soaking for dust allergies you may be able to use something like a HayGrazer so you dont get those dust clouds you get from a hay net, but if you are really unfortunate and having to soak for long periods put a cup of salt in the bucket of water so when you return the haynet isnt frozen and the bit of salt will encourage drinking the water.
DO I FEED MORE HARD FEED?
Hard feed doesnt produce warmth like digesting high fibre feeds such as hay but tbh i feel sorry for them so ive been feeding a little extra but double the amount of hay i usually do.
EVEN THE TURN OUT SCHOOL IS FROZEN
A little stretch and a roll in the hay is all i would recommend in this weather with the bitter winds given the choice your horse will probably want to come in. Any boredom breakers are great i have the Carrot Ball from Equine Innovations and HayGrazer Play with more carrots in although they were all frozen this morning so now have a massive bag in my kitchen bf thinks im mad.
Whats everyone else doing to survive the cold weather? Comment below any good ideas welcome :)