Tag Archives: Horse Health

Good quality horse hay is essential to your horse's diet!

Buy Right: Seven Signs of Good Quality Horse Hay

Ideally, mature horses should eat 1% of their weight in good quality horse hay every day – about 10 lb. Here’s what to look for when you’re sourcing this critical part of their ration! What makesĀ a horse owner happier than starting winter with a barn full of hay? Getting the right hay is important, though: you want quality forage for your dollars spent and avoiding Read More →

Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist - Millcreek Spreaders

Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has finally sprung – and it’s time to clean up the farm and barn! Here’s a handy Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist to help you get started: Thoroughly sweep out your hay storage area. Loose hay, dirt, dust and chaff need to go, along with older hay you shouldn’t feed. It will help with the barn’s air quality, too! Tackle the tack room: check Read More →

Heat Index Chart from the National Weather Service (NOAA)

Is It Too Hot To Ride Your Horse?

SUMMER BRINGSĀ more daylight and time for riding, along with high temps and humidity that can make you and your horse miserable. But do you know when it’s truly TOO hot to ride? Heat stress goes up to the scale to include cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If not treated properly, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is a serious life-threatening emergency. This Read More →