Action Point: Steam the hay for the horses who suffer from heaves.
Rationale: Provide square bales for the horses, and have a kettle in the barn in order to steam the hay for 30 minutes before feeding. Steaming of the hay will help to reduce the Mold and Dust that comes in the hay bales, making it easier for these horses to eat. I will steam 2 flakes in the morning and at night. We will make sure that everyone knows how to feed steamed hay, and what the protocol to prepare it.
Action Point: Create a program for hoof care and management that is known by everyone.
Rationalle: Ensuring that horses hooves are in fantastic shape, we will create a management program that everyone knows about. The horses will receive regular hoof trimmings, conditioning, as well as a balanced nutrition to ensure the feet grow healthy, and strong.
We will make sure that all horses have their feet cleaned out before and after any type of ride or lesson.
During the spring months, the proper steps will be taken to treat thrush, and anything else that comes with the wetter conditions.