Monday, July 25, 2016

Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat, Sharing an Article from

Good (hot!) Monday morning,

Maryland temperatures are skyrocketing today and we are predicted to break the record for the area. Here at Southwind Farm we work diligently to make sure each and every one of our horses is taken care of and as cool as possible, but it's important for all of us to be reminded of things we can do to keep our horses cool. Today we are sharing an article from which talks about some things we can all do to help keep our equine family members safe.

Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat
By Erica Larson, News Editor Jul 19, 2016

"With summer's sunny days can come extreme heat. Such situations can cause worry for owners as they struggle to help their horses adjust, stay healthy, and remain comfortable. But with a well-thought-out management plan, horses can stay cool and comfy in the midst of summer.

To help get you started on the right track, caught up with Nancy Loving, DVM, an equine practitioner in Boulder, Colorado, to find out what the most important things to consider are when caring for horses in extreme heat.

When dealing with hot temperatures, Loving said the most important thing an owner can do is provide his or her horse with plenty of fresh water."

To continue reading the rest of this article visit,

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Weekend Eventing Results!

Good morning,

This past weekend Southwind owner, Sheri, and her daughter Addie both competed in The Maryland Horse Trials II in Adamstown, Maryland.  Addie and Toga finished in 2nd place in a big Novice Rider-A division on their score of a 35.0!

Sheri competed her youngster "B" in his first-ever recognized horse trials and first time at the Novice-level finishing in 15th in the Open Novice-A division. Sheri said that he got a 32 in dressage and pulled a few rails in stadium but jumped everything and was a pleasure to ride! We are really excited for this pair!

Also long-time friend and past boarder Lisa Gubenia came up to compete and visit everyone with her horse Kiss A Monster. The pair finished 14th in a big Novice Rider-B division and Monster enjoyed his stay at Southwind. Until next time Lisa!

Monday, July 11, 2016

15 Tips for Safer Summer Trailering for You and Your Horse

Good morning!

With summer in full-swing and competitions, clinics and schooling opportunities almost every weekend, it's important to maintain trailer safety when you are hauling horses. Trailering in the summer requires some different precautions compared to other seasons such as spring or fall, so we are sharing this quick article for all of our friends as a reminder!  Click on the link below to read more!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Calling Southwind boarders and friends! Maryland Horse Council Membership Drive Redemption!

MD Horse Council Membership Drive Redemption

Hey Southwinders!

Want to join the Maryland Horse Council AND fund raise for your favorite boarding farm?? You can do so by participating in the MHC membership drive redemption program! While Southwind Farm is a member of the MHC under the farm category, everyone can be a member individually.

To do this, print out your membership form and submit the form hard copy with payment to Sheri. She will then send the packet of memberships along with an additional form into the MHC and receive a credit back for helping boost membership!

To learn more and get your form today visit: