We tend to overlook the everyday jobs that needs to get done. So it is time to get moving and tick off the lists.
What are the jobs to do this season?
Get your vet or equine dental technician to check your horse’s teeth before winter, to ensure they are able to make the most of their feed. This is particularly important for youngsters and older horses.
If you didn’t get your winter rugs cleaned and repaired in the spring, now is the time to do it.
Horses become infected with tapeworm after eating hay or grass infected with the forage mite, the intermediate host of the para- site. Exposure is greater after long periods of grazing during the summer and autumn is the ideal time to treat this type of worm.
With the wet and cold weather coming your pastures are bound to suffer, now might be a good time to give your pastures a help- ing hand with some fertizer.
Now is a good time to get in and tidy up and organise your tack room. The last thing you’ll want to do while its wet and cold is spending more time trying to find things under a dirty mess.