take a 'snapshot' of your horses now, before move, and after
If I was moving horses to a different climate I would have a full blood panel drawn for each of them before the move in June and then periodically (quarterly?) during the first year they are there. There are some conditions (e.g. cushings) that can come upon the horse with age and as you are changing the forage so much I would want to keep an eye on it. The sugars in grass are quite variable when the temperatures have wide swings hi/lo in a day (fall and spring).
The footing is as much of a factor as the weather - my horses like to be outside but they don't like sloshing around in mud and I don't like the scratches they can get - so as you prepare to get your new place think of that. Some places put mounds of screenings near the gate so the horses can have a high/dry spot while enjoying the sun and each other's company.
A layering set of blankets such as Rambo sells now can be useful for all the temperature changes that happen. Good luck!
This ~ exactly my thoughts !
Exactly my thoughts ! Jingles & AO a smooth transition for ALL !
Originally Posted by Laurierace