Why give your horse a holiday?
The type of holiday and amount of time off differs depending on the horse. While young horses that are still growing, they may benefit from a longer holiday, whereas older horses may benefit from being kept in light work to keep them muscled up and loose.
Other benefits of giving your horse a break:
Time to allow healing of gastric ulcers with additional rest period alongside medical management
Time at grass is known to decrease risk of colic- having a break from being stabled in a competition scenario allows a period of time for the gut to behave more normally
Improvement in respiratory disease with fresh air
Time for minor injuries/hidden damage to heal
For further advice on giving your horse a break, please contact us on 01451 820137.