The white stuff has already fallen from the skies and our shiny, slick mounts of summer have given way to wooly Mammoth fur coats of cave man movies! Blankets of all sizes, weights and colors are reappearing on stall fronts and the sound of buzzing body clippers is echoing through the barn. Regardless of whether you prefer to blanket or let mother nature grow it's course, it's the time of year when it becomes difficult to keep up with body condition scores. As owners however, daily or weekly interaction by riding, grooming, etc. allows a closer look at weight gain or loss. In striving to keep everyone at their optimum weight, we would appreciate your feedback of ANY changes in your horse's weight as soon as you are aware of them. Grain and hay portions have already been increased since summer and a lunch feed portion added for the rainy & cold "no turn out days" of winter. As some of you might be aware, the short hay season of 2015 has driven up the hay prices exponentially and we're hoping to manage our stash without having to supplement at premium winter prices! The next couple of weeks will bring some turn out changes as well, the hayfield and a rested pasture are ready for horses to enjoy what's left of the green grass! Stay tuned for details... Here's to hay, quality feeds and fat horses!!!
We wanted to give all of our boarders an opportunity to be able to access news, updates and changes to the calendar collectively. We know it's difficult to keep up with the ever changing lesson schedule, upcoming events, travel to shows etc. It is obvious the benefits of sharing this information with all of you however, since Sport Horse is also our home we ask everyone's discretion in keeping this information confidential. We consider ourselves very lucky that we've not been victims of theft or worse crimes during our time here and with the couple of recent incidents in the immediate area we are reminded that no one is immune to these acts! We hope to keep up on all barn news here and would appreciate any feedback in regard to it's usefulness.