hides in lush spring grass
spring grass is just around the corner, and your horse or pony will
be longing to get his teeth into it - but watch out
hiding in those deep green blades of grass are carbohydrates, or
sugars, that will be particularly plentiful when grass has been
fertilised or is well-grown. And too much too quick can lead to
laminitis, one of the most worrying illnesses about.
keep an eye open for any sign of lameness. In the early stage of
the disease this is often only identified when the horse or pony
is cantering, as the extra concussion affects sensitive feet. Although
laminitis usually affects the front feet only, it can affect the
back feet, or just one foot, so remain vigilant throughout the spring
guard against too much grass, consider restricting the area you
let your horse graze. Investing in the new PEL horse fence kit,
at around £108 from your local stockist, could be the wisest
money you will spend this year.
kit comes complete, with all you need for up to 200 metres of electric
fence, including an energiser, two batteries, an earth stake, 20
plastic posts, a roll of polytape and a warning sign. The energiser
is capable of powering a further 600 metres if required, and all
items can be 'topped up' separately if you have special requirements.
fence is easy and safe to use, and can be moved by one person on
a daily basis - making it the perfect answer to restricting grazing
and managing your grass. For a voucher worth £10 off your
purchase, call 0845 6008081 quoting this magazine's title, and we
will send you the voucher, plus a list of stockists, by return.