Happy Monday! 💕
Spring is here! Who’s excited?? ME! For all of you who do not know, it officially started on March 20th. Spring is my favorite time of year because it starts to get warmer and the days get longer, which means more sunlight (yay!).
Because spring is finally here, today I am giving you my top 5 tips to getting your horse spring ready! I hope that you enjoy these tips and that you find them super helpful.
Tip 1: Create an Exercise Schedule for Your Horse
This tip is so important because if you are wanting to get your horse in show shape for the spring and summer, you need to make sure that you are continually working and riding your horse. Create a schedule on a blank calendar or planner and pencil in all the days during the week that you want to ride. Also, write down some ideas on what exercises you want to work on with your horse, for example, just working on the basics or a dressage test.
Tip 2: Purchase an AMAZING shedding tool
The second tip I have for you is to purchase a shedding tool. A shedding tool is a MUST in your grooming kit because if you have a horse like mine that is looks like a woolly mammoth in the winter, it is seriously life changing. Spring means shedding season, so if you do not already have a shedding blade, I definitely suggest it. Trust me, it is worth it.
Tip 3: Get Check-Ups
After winter, it is always smart to book some check-ups for your horse such as the farrier or vet check ups as you enter into spring and summer. You want to make sure your horse is healthy going into summer especially if you are going to be attending horse shows or going on trail rides.
Tip 4: Pick Your Horse Shows
Tip #4 is to pick your horse shows for the year. Spring is a good time to plan out which horse shows you are wanting to attend and set goals for what you want to practice before you attend one. Do your research and make sure to talk to you trainer as well!
Tip 5: Make a List of the Items You Need to Purchase
Make a list of what you need for the summer such as fly spray, new tack, etc. It is important to jot down a list of the things you need them and then purchase them ahead of time to be prepared.
I hope that you found these tips helpful and that you are now prepared and ready for the warm weather with your horse! Until next time… don’t forget to hug your horse!
What are your tips to getting your horse spring ready? I would love to know!