Winter Care

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More

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Winter Horse and Barn Care

December 12, 2014

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.... Read More

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

December 11, 2014

Here are five important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Should I Deworm My Horse in the Winter?

December 10, 2014

Is it worthwhile to deworm my horses during the winter?... Read More

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Bundle Up! Riding Senior Horses in Cold Weather

December 09, 2014

Do you keep your older horses working throughout the winter? What precautions do you take when you ride?... Read More

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Horses Need Proper Feeding in Winter

December 06, 2014

Don't let winter get the better of your horse. Find out what to consider when feeding when the temperatures drop.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mud Management

November 25, 2014

Of the 600 poll respondents, 161 (27%) said they use sand in their paddocks to reduce mud.... Read More

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Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

November 25, 2014

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready.... Read More

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Winter Workouts

November 24, 2014

Consider how current weather conditions will affect your horse and adapt your workouts accordingly.... Read More

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Early Winter Wonderland

November 22, 2014

Winter's arrived with a vengeance in the Bluegrass. How are you preparing your senior horses for the deep freeze?... Read More

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Winter Pasture Grazing

November 12, 2014

Alayne shares winter-weather pasture management tips and her own experience on getting the most out of her grass.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 05, 2014

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More

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Blanketing Basics

October 30, 2014

Take these tips into account when deciding how (or if) to blanket your horse this winter.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.

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Winter Horse Keeping

October 29, 2014

Use these tips to keep your horse healthy during the winter months.... Read More

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Do Horses Need Man-Made Shelters?

October 23, 2014

When given the option, horses often use behavioral thermoregulation to protect themselves from inclement weather.... Read More

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How to Fit a Horse Blanket

October 23, 2014

Tips for checking fit on your horse's blanket from Karmen Mills of Around the Bend Farm in Newcastle, California.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Not All Winter Coats are Created Equal

October 21, 2014

Does your senior horse grow a good winter coat? ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Blanketing or Not

October 21, 2014

Of the 1,531 respondents, 650 (42%) said they plan on blanketing their horses only during inclement weather.... Read More

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Study: Horses can Communicate Blanketing Preferences

October 17, 2014

Researchers taught horses to request a blanket be put on, a rug be taken off, or no change using different symbols.... Read More

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Teaching a Horse to Have a Blanket Put Over His Head

October 09, 2014

How can I teach my horse to let me put her blanket on over her head so I don't have to unbuckle it each time?... Read More

Automatic waterers are chore-efficient, conserve water and offer the peace of mind of knowing your horse always has a supply of fresh water available.

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Installing Automatic Waterers

September 24, 2014

September is a great time to get your winter water supply ready. Learn about installing automatic waters for horses.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 20, 2014

As temperatures drop, consider making changes in horses' feeding programs in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Blanket Cleaning

April 29, 2014

Of the 1,160 respondents, 471 (41%) said they wash their horse blankets in a washing machine.... Read More

Cally Matherly's photo of "Frederik the Great" received the most votes in our 2014 Hairiest Horse photo contest and was declared the winner.

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2014 Hairiest Horse Contest: Editors' Picks

April 02, 2014

Here are a few of our favorite photos submitted by fans for The Horse's Hairiest Horse contest. ... Read More