Feeding Your Horse in Hot Weather

You can optimise your feeding and management strategies to help your horse tolerate the hot Australian summer weather. Horses absorb heat directly from the sun, the surrounding hot air and heat reflection from the ground. Horses also generate heat from aerobic exercise as well as through hindgut fermentation.  This blog explains how horses gain or lose ‘heat load’ and gives simple feeding advice to reduce the risk of heat stress and keep your horse healthy and comfortable in hot weather.