If you live in a part of the world that is soon entering the Summer season, you may start to think about how to help your horses stay cool. To this effort, most equestrians I know employ some combination of shade, fans and baths as well as providing plenty of cool, clean water to drink. Maybe body clipping too, especially for those equines who tend to keep a long/thick hair coat even during Summer.
On the subject of cooling horses, I came across a current contest hosted by Equus Magazine. Four winners will receive products from Cool Aid Animal Cooling and Recovery. I had never heard of Cool Aid before but am now intrigued by their products.
They offer various blankets and wraps that you can wet and then place on your horse to keep them cooler during hot weather, after exercise or during trailering. I wonder how well these products work? Read about Weaver Leather’s Cool Aid products, go to https://www.ridethebrand.com/exclusives/coolaid.
Both of my horses wilt in the heat. I have posted previously about giving my horses baths on hot days (see https://thebackyardhorseblog.com/2020/07/13/warm-hot-hotter/). I sure would be interested in giving these products a try so I entered the contest.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST: If you live in the USA and would like to enter too, go to https://equusmagazine.com/page/coolaid-giveaway. Contest ends June 30th, 2021. If you win, let me know what you think about the them!