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Rain Rot: What’s That All About?

I had never heard the term rain rot in the same sentence with horses. In my mind it sounded like something to do with the rain rotting wood. What I found was that it is a bacterium called Dermatophilus ssp. It is already on the horse and doesn’t cause any difficulty until it rains. Hence the name rains rot. Since I have been writing a series of rain related posts here I thought I would include a health related dilemma that needs rain to become a problem. Continue reading Rain Rot: What’s That All About?

What to Wear for a Rainy Ride

I can’t wait to go for a ride on my horse. The past few days I had had to work and now I have a day off. I jump out of bed with anticipation of spending time with Poppy. I look forward to enjoying the outdoors and soaking up some nature.

I look out the window and my plan to ride is dripping into puddles in the yard. Yep, I will certainly soak up some nature today. It’s raining. As I watch it does seem to be clearing a bit, maybe it won’t be so bad. I don’t want to be just a fair weather rider, do I? No, I’m tougher than that. Continue reading What to Wear for a Rainy Ride

Riding Horses in the Rain: You’re All Wet

I like the rain at times. The gentle drops that touch my face are a cleansing from nature. A downpour is miserable and just gets me and my horse soaked. A thunderstorm is dangerous. Riding your horse in the rain can be a refreshing experience and one I don’t mind indulging in on occasion.

Everything sparkles with the raindrops.  Sure has greened up too.
Everything sparkles with the raindrops. Sure has greened up too.

Continue reading Riding Horses in the Rain: You’re All Wet