The spring rains have washed away our snow, even the piles that grew throughout the winter.
The horses are happy to see the green sprigs of grass in their pastures! The warm rays of sunshine inspire the trees to bud and the flowers to poke through the still cold earth! Birds are making their nests and getting ready to grow their families! Spring at the farm is a wonderful time for all as April showers do bring May flowers and happy smiles!
My SandyBoy loves to be out in the pasture and frolic with his buddies enjoying the warmer weather. Together, they kick up their heels and play with one another! Then off to their favorite eating spots to see how much new grass has come up overnight.
When the rich grass really comes in, horses tend to overeat and can get a bad case of colic which affects their intestinal tract and can be very detrimental to their health.
It is important to monitor how much grazing time they have in the early days of spring.
Clumps of hair all over the barn floor and all over me!! He enjoys being groomed and looking dapper!!
Spring is also when the horse doctor visits the barn to check on their health from the winter as well as give them their shots to protect them from the various viruses that can affect them during the spring and summer. Nicole will examine their teeth and file them so they are even for chewing their grain and eating grass. It is important to check their gut health and their excretory organs for cleanliness. Annual health check-ups are important for horses and other animals, including people!!
The best part of spring is how much fun in the sun I have with my SandyBoy! Getting back in the saddle is a stretch for both horse and rider as muscles need to be awakened from their winter rest!
As it gets warmer, we will be riding the beach!!
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