I’m a mum of three and I’ve noticed a few other horse owners sharing their best practices of how they keep their horses in good condition. I have an Irish racehorse called Toby and he is getting on a bit now so I don’t really take him to too many competitions any more. I still like riding him though, and he gets a lot of pleasure out of it as well. I’m lucky enough to live in the countryside so there are plenty of fields and disused roads that my family and I can use.
I keep my horse in good condition by using a few simple care products. I know that everyone has their own brand that they favour because they have been using them for a period of time, but mine is Lincoln Horse Care. I find the range of products that they offer really good and the price is not bad either considering that anything to do with horses is usually extremely expensive.
What I will say works wonders for me and I’ve seen a couple of people mention it but I know that a lot of owners tend to forget to do this, and this is to use a fly repellent on your horse. Flies carry a lot of diseases with them and having them buzzing around your horse constantly is putting them at risk getting an infection. I therefore use a fly repellent, especially in the summer months, and not only does it make his life more comfortable when on a hot day there are a lot of flies around, but also I found that it reduced the risk of him getting ill.