Management & Maintenance

In recent years, many parts of Canada have been devastated by natural disasters, including forest fires, ice storms, and floods. These disasters have impacted the equine community by causing loss and damage to barns, fencing, pastures, feed supplies and livestock, among other things.

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Horses are naturally designed to live outside. With shelter from the wind and elements and access to fresh water and good quality hay, most horses can live quite comfortably surrounded by their companions without a stable. This is not always a convenient option for their human counterparts.

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Given the extreme weather in many parts of Canada in the summer of 2017 – hot and extremely dry in the west; rain and flooding in other areas - hay supply for the coming winter has been a top-of-mind concern for many horse owners.

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This has been our motto at Matrix Therapy Products for the past 20 years as we’ve researched, developed, tested, and shared therapy tools and how to use them to help horses. All the devices and products we offer are beneficial to the body, focusing on promoting natural healing and enhancing the health of the tissue. We have developed treatment protocols that address the whole horse as well as specific issues and ailments, with the principle of protecting the fascia while enhancing the healing process, with the end result being a sound and healthy horse.

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Operating a farm means stocking up on a lot of supplies that are used on a regular basis. Things like fencing, wire, panels, ramps, staples, posts, gates, and tractor attachments are all necessary budget items that form an endless shopping list. At Edge Wholesale Direct, they understand that if customers could purchase these items at wholesale prices it would be a huge advantage for their bottom line.

For the horse owner, the onset of fall weather can signal the start of the search for storable forage before winter begins. Considerations such as forage type and storage form, nutritional content, palatability, and cost all become important.

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As livestock and property owners worriedly watch the skies praying for rain, the wildfire season in British Columbia shows no sign of abating and could continue until the first snows fly. According to the BC Wildfire Service, the 2017 wildfire season is officially the worst on record in the province.

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