Is it Spring? Not officially I guess, but after the last two weeks of Wow-Weather, I’m in Spring mode!
Even tho as I type it’s a bit drizzly and cooler out there, but who cares?! We’ve just had an astonishing ‘summer’ – in February! And to think this time last year we were in the thick of The Beast with 7ft snowdrifts ... ugh, shudder at that memory ...
Either way, March is a time for All-Change! This is probably the most important time of the year to be grass-aware and super-vigilant when turning our horses out onto spring grass after a winter of hay. So, on the grounds that everyone’s reporting the grass shoots coming through (even though high up here on the Mendips we’re 2-weeks behind the rest of everyone), let’s go with our MetaTonic on offer for March, for the IR/EMS/lami-prone equine.
Let’s also not forget that spring growth represents a major change in the mineral chemistry of our grass from winter depletion to spring surges, and as a result this also brings major changes in our horses’ systemic chemical responses to these mineral changes, so let’s keep them minerally balanced with one of our EquiVita’s on offer this month – I’m going to go with our EquiVitaA which adds in 5g of power-packed nutrient-rich organic Spirulina.
Then there’re our mares, who know exactly when spring arrives 😉 As the days get longer, their hormones respond by restarting their oestrous cycle, so if they’re not already, they’ll likely soon be strutting their stuff as their hormones start telling them to find a mate. Our MellowMare blend’s on offer for March to help ease our mares into their seasons.
Our last product up for the March Featured Products is our VermClear - the spring sun encourages parasite eggs to hatch, so March is an ideal time to worm then get a fecal egg count done.
Finally, let's not forget sweet itch and pollen allergies lurking on the horison- if you took advantage of our February featured SkinTonic and SpringPollenTonic offer, I hope you're getting on okay to kick-start the protection off. We’ve already seen the midges appear here during the recent warm days so I’m watching MacAttack like a beaky hawk with a magnifying glass - so far so good; he’s rugless, just starting to show signs of shedding his winter coat, and best of all – he’s not rubbing yet!