Holy Crow! I just saw the Weather Channel -- the San Diego area has snow
I saw it but I don't believe it - lol lol
Did you get any of that?!
If you're caught up in the severe weather swings, I would muzzle the horse. The extreme cold followed by a sudden warm-up always causes the roots to push more fructans thru the grass. All that sugar is where the danger for laminitis or founder is.
Keep the muzzle on during the day at least until your weather levels out or the grass goes away
walkinthewalk....Lol....yes, I do believe we got snow here somewhere! I think they were saying Julian area maybe?....possibly down to 1500 ft? It rained here and by my horses, not as much as I thought it was going to though.
My horses are actually 15 minutes from me in Imperial Beach...a mile from the ocean, on the bird estuary. Over the hill across the street is TJ. It is a wonderful, beautiful place and I am very lucky to be there. My horses are quite lucky and have a great area to live in. The first area is sand with shelter. The second part of their living area is gated off, but private for my horses with grass...it is twice the size as the sand/shelter area. They have two huge water sprinklers in there, which the owners keep watered for the grass. That is why I have the grass. I have only lived here since November, so I haven't seen a full cycle of what the grass does out here.
Here are a couple of pictures of the horses' living area. It is just my two horses and we have a private grass pasture:
Belle is waiting by the gate for me to open it..lol:
Here is my tack room! This place is the greatest ever!
The cool little town area of tack rooms:
How cool, to be able to ride on a trail, just one mile to the beach:
So, I'm thinking that the grass growing now is spring grass? They are on it a couple hours a day maybe, when I'm out there...never at night.