Well winter is certainly here. Oh dear. I will confess the dark nights and cold days really do make me want to hibernate!
With all the wet weather lots of horses owners have been struggling with mud fever. I’ve never really had an issue with it before but it seems most horses have it. If you are struggling to get rid of it my additional advice would be using an antibacterial wipe gentling remove scabs, trim away excess hair and apply a steroid/antibiotic cream available from the vets (around £15) twice daily and it will clear up in days!
I have also been suffering from no BE withdrawal symptoms hitting surprisingly early this year due to lack of runs. However good news – the British Eventing 2013 calendar is already up, yay!!
Wizard is recovering well and has 20 minutes walking hacks 4 times a week around the village which he loves but I’m sure he’d rather be hunting!
Babykins is also starting his ridden work with hacking out most days, so far so good. I really need an arena to progress further with him. He is so green.
Currently I am assessing my options with regards to next year though lack of funds seems to make most things almost impossible. Fingers crossed for a lottery win.
I do have 2 possibly 3 stables available for full or hunter liveries currently so spread the word if you know of anyone who is looking.
Hopefully I will be out an about getting in some winter show jumping and dressage practise on clients horses as well as keeping my eye out for both rides and purchases for next season…
I would love to hear how you keep inspired through the winter with your horses so do write in with any tips to share!
Wrap up warm, Laura Xx
Henry (our dog) greeting me & Babykins on returning from a hack