I love winter and I love the rain! This is my favorite time of year for many reasons but winter does have a downside when it comes to my horses. Between the unsafe riding conditions the rain can cause, my supposed-to-be-gray horses who are now various shades of mud and fighting off thrush in my horse’s feet, it really puts a damper on my favorite time of year.
Many of us who have horses are familiar with thrush, but for those of you who are not, it is a fungal infection in horse’s hooves caused by too much moisture. It is treatable but can cause more serious issues if not treated. I have heard of a lot of home remedies for thrush, but the medications available for purchase can be a bit pricey. I found this great article that debunks a lot of the home remedies for thrush that cause more harm than good.