Monday, August 19, 2019

Photo Tour of Southwind!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...

We'll let these photos, taken by the very talented Scott Stinnett, speak for themselves!
If you are looking for an all-inclusive boarding operation that has all the amenities without the large barn feeling in Montgomery County Maryland, come out to Southwind Farm today!

Learn more at: www.southwindfarminc.com!!













Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Six Cool-Down Strategies for Your Horse

"Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable. They can be deadly. Horses lose their lives every year to heat stroke. Countless others struggle through anything from weakness to colic as a result of inadequate care in hot weather. Don't let this happen to your horse (horseandrider.com)!" Click on the article from our friends at Horse & Rider to learn about some cool down strategies for your horse to help finish out these last few weeks of summer and hot weather!

To learn about Southwind's facilities (including a shaded indoor arena and trails!) for boarders of all shapes and sizes visit: www.southwindfarminc.com!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Rider Safety in the Heat

Shew, it's been hot and humid recently! While summer rages on, our horses still need to get ridden when safely possible. And although we focus a lot of times on our four-legged friends, it's important not to overlook our own bodies as riders in this summer heat.

Thanks to our friends at the CDC here is a great chart to help you spot the early signs of heat-related illnesses and what to do if it happens to you or someone you know. Remember to always stay hydrated and work your horse only as much as you both can handle.

We're so thankful to have an indoor arena which at least provides a bit of shade and a cross breeze when there's one available, but staying safe and keeping hydrated is still important! Learn more about our other amenities at: www.southwindfarminc.com!