Enrichment for Horses
Managing Equine Asthma During the Winter Months
In much of the United States, winter weather and shorter days mean horses will spend more time inside. For those animals with equine asthma, living and working indoors can exacerbate clinical signs of the disease, making it even harder for them to breathe.
Open your barn doors and windows whenever possible.
Feed your horse in a natural head-down feeding position
Soak or steam your hay
Don’t clean, sweep, or use a leaf blower in your barn while your horse is inside.
Avoid riding in dusty indoor arenas.
Minimize or eliminate ammonia in horses’ stalls.