The thick, glutinous Cornish mud… I’m sure we could write patriotic songs about it, but at the moment it’s a nightmare!
Makes it doubly important to check your horses’ feet – shoes get sucked off and the wet can easy set up thrush, which in this damp weather often needs aggressive treatment.
Mud fever can be really difficult to manage – unfortunately, the only cure is to remove the horse from the mud (or vice versa!).
However, you can minimise the risk by applying a barrier cream to the pasterns (zinc and castor oil baby cream is quite good, but any aqueous cream should do); and by allowing them at least some dry standing for at least 8 hours a day, so their skin can completely dry out.