How droughts effect your horses

[dropcap style=”font-size: 70px; color: #052b51; font-family: ‘Droid Serif’, Arial, sans-serif;”] J [/dropcap] ohannesburg is suffering from an awful drought at the moment. Unfortunately droughts effect your horses – even if they are in a livery yard. We wanted to share with you what droughts do to the horse business.

Erograstos bales are almost exhausted in the city. There have been warnings that even if we get more rain now it is far too late for the farmers to grow more grass until February/March next year. It ultimately means moving to more expensive options such as:

1:            Oathay;

2:            Lucerne;

3:            Teff

4:            Buying a load of stock of erograstos at premium prices if and when we can get it.

5:            We cannot increase grain feed to more that 4.5kg a day as this will increase colics. Horses/Ponies digestive system relies on grazing for the gut to work.

It becomes tough to source grass in conditions like this. Sunny Park is hoping to source extra stock and utilise the bottom field as a storage space. As an owner it would be important to put your horse on a good supplement like Fulvic as it assists with food absorbtion and gives all the necessary ingredients for a healthy horse. Our tack shop keeps this in stock.

As Sunny Park livery clients we ask that you please pay your accounts on time in order for us to be proactive in securing food! 

Fortunately the yard has a borehole so water isn’t a problem at the moment. Shew!