Fall Horse Care Tips

You may also want to increase his hay servings. Ask your vet for specific advice.


You may want to start putting down a bit more bedding, to give your horse a warm, soft bed. This is also time to purchase your hay for winter. Before you make those orders, check sheds and storage areas for leaks, wetness, and drafts.

Veterinary Care

Fall is traditionally a peak time for flu viruses. Equine flu shots can protect both your horse and his stablemates. Fall’s shorter grass also means a higher risk of parasites. Keep up with your hooved pal’s parasite control! Dental care is also a must. Get Silver’s teeth examined, and have them floated if needed. You’ll also want to schedule a farrier appointment before things get slippery. Sheath cleaning should also be on the agenda for the boys. (Don’t forget about the barn cats, either!)


Fall’s rainy weather can cause sugar to spike in pasture grass. Silver may love that sweet taste, but sugar puts him at risk of laminitis. Keep an eye out for warning signs. These include laying down more than usual, rings around the hoof, and bulges in the sole of the hoof. You may need to limit your horse’s pasture time. Just make sure he’s still getting enough turnout and exercise.


Fall is perfect riding weather. The cool temperatures and crisp autumn days won’t last long! Take Silver out on a trail ride with a few buddies. Your equine buddy may appreciate some apples as a seasonal treat.

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