Winter Care

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Early Winter Wonderland

November 18, 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

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

March 04, 2014

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

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Your Virtual File Storage Box

February 24, 2014

Fill your virtual file box with equine articles and tools from The Horse's weekly and monthly e-newsletters. ... Read More

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Readers Share Advice for Fighting Frozen Water Sources

February 24, 2014

Readers share their tips for keeping horses' water thawed during freezing temperatures. ... Read More

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Winter Riding Realizations

February 18, 2014

What winter riding challenges do you face?... Read More

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Blanketing's Impact on Horses' Winter Hair Coats

February 17, 2014

Will blanketing my horse occasionally during extreme cold temperatures compromise my horse's winter coat?... Read More

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Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

February 16, 2014

Some areas are bracing for more winter weather. Here are a few cold-weather horse care tips to remember. ... Read More

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Resolve to Prepare in 2014

February 06, 2014

Now is the perfect time to resolve to finally get disaster planning in place.... Read More

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What's Your Senior Horse's Opinion of Winter?

February 04, 2014

Punxsutawney Phil says winter's not over. Do your older horses like winter weather?... Read More

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Readers Share Winter Horse Care Tips

January 31, 2014

Horse owners from across the country share their winter horse care tips. ... Read More