Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Poll Recap: Blanket Planning

October 06, 2015

Of the 1,401 respondents, 1,021 people (73%) said their horses will wear a blanket at some point this fall and winter.... Read More


Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 04, 2015

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More


Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More


Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

Learn more about this potentially dangerous condition and how to manage it. ... Read More


Are You Already Thinking About Blanket Season?

September 01, 2015

Don't wait until winter! Prepare ahead of time with tips on deciding whether to blanket, how to fit a blanket, and more.... Read More


Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More


My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More


Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More


Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More


Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More


Poll Recap: It's Hot Outside!

June 16, 2015

More than half of the 1,474 respondents (761) said they do not ride their horses when it is warmer than 90 degrees.... Read More


10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 15, 2015

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More


Summertime Shade and Shelter

June 05, 2015

Trees, sheds, and other structures can provide horses relief from wind, rain, heat, and more. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Watch for Anhidrosis This Summer

June 04, 2015

Anhidrotic horses don't sweat well or at all, which can be dangerous in warm climates. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More


An Introduction to Automatic Waterers

March 06, 2015

Do you really want to wrestle with frozen hoses? Here's what to know about automatic waterers.... Read More


Massachusetts Firefighters Save Horses After Roof Collapse

March 02, 2015

None of the 15 horses rescued from the barn were injured in the collapse.... Read More


Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More


Winter Storms Challenge Barn, Horse Owners

February 18, 2015

Winter 2015 is piling snow, sleet, and freezing rain on much of the country. Find out how horse owners are coping.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.


Readers Share Tips for Horse Blanket Repair and Maintenance

February 01, 2015

Readers share useful tips for repairing and maintaining horse blankets. ... Read More


Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More


Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More


Poll Recap: Staying Warm in Winter

January 20, 2015

Of the 760 respondents, 201 (26%) said they would never give up their winter boots.... Read More


Take Precautions when Hauling Horses in Cold Weather

January 18, 2015

While hauling during cold weather can be challenging, proper planning will keep your horse performance-ready.... Read More


Cold Claims Illinois Horse

January 09, 2015

An Illinois owner is facing charges after a horse died after being exposed to severe winter weather.... Read More