As the summer days heat up for us in Central Oregon - hitting triple digits! - we want to take a moment to pass along a great article written by Eleanor Kellen, VMD, for Horse Collaborative, “Horses and the Heat: Fact vs. Fiction”. Do you still think your horse shouldn’t drink all they want after a hard workout while still sweaty? How about not hosing down your horse with cold water after an intense work out because they will tie up or cramp?
Dr. Kellen says “Unlimited water both inside and out, lots of salt and care not to work the horse beyond his level of fitness will help you successfully avoid the danger zone in hot weather.” Learn all the facts in her article. Stay safe and cool by staying informed!
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