Managing horses in hot weather is not usually a problem in Ireland – since unfortunately we don’t get that much hot weather.
The problem is that when we do get a bout of sun, horses can suffer because owners are caught unawares and horses are suddenly left exposed to the effects of the heat.
This article looks at some of the risks that horses can face in hot weather including;
- Heat stroke
- Sun burn
- Insects and Sweet Itch
The article also looks at some of the usual practices we do with our horses in cooler weather, that may need to be adapted as the heat moves in.