Summer Care

"JR is a 20-year-old Quarter Horse, and if we do not put sun screen on his nose when he is in the sun, he gets bad sunburn," said Dianne Boothe. "We had to put him in this stall, which has an attached paddock (which is all shady) and this helps! It's when we go to shows that we have an issue."


Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive Contest: Editors' Picks

September 13, 2016

Readers submitted stories and photos of their sun-sensitive horses. Discover how they protect their horses from the sun.... Read More


Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses

August 06, 2016

A lack of water in your horse's diet can have serious consequences. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 19, 2016

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More


Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2016

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


The Hydrated Horse

June 19, 2016

How important is water in your horse's diet? Learn why you need to keep your equid well-hydrated.... Read More


Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

June 18, 2016

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More


Who Cares for Your Horse During Vacations?

June 17, 2016

Drs. Thunes and Denney-Jones and Michelle from The Horse discuss how horse owners can prepare for going out of town. ... Read More


Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

June 07, 2016

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More


Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.... Read More


5 Ways to Prevent Sunburn in Horses

May 11, 2016

Use this cheat sheet to protect your horse from the sun's harmful UV rays. ... Read More


Horse Hydration FAQs

April 04, 2016

We consulted two equine nutritionists to answer your burning questions about equine hydration.... Read More


Itchy Horses: Dealing With Seasonal Skin Issues

March 31, 2016

Equine skin issues can be difficult to manage. Find solutions for dealing with sweet itch, rain rot, and more!... Read More


Study: Shelters Help Keep Flies at Bay

February 29, 2016

Researchers found providing a climate-appropriate shelter in the summer can provide horses with shade and insect relief.... Read More


Heat Waves, Pollen Could Worsen Equine Asthma Signs

February 16, 2016

Asthmatic horses' clinical signs worsened when temperature and humidity increased suddenly, researchers found.... Read More


Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

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


Beating the Heat at Horse Shows

August 04, 2015

What steps do you take to keep horse and human safe and cool during summer?... 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


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


Preparing for Summer with Senior Horses

May 18, 2015

How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when summer arrives?... Read More


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


Late Summer Heat Wave Could Stress Livestock

August 27, 2014

Regulating body temperature becomes difficult for horses when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. ... Read More


Developing the Sport Horse: The Importance of Hydration

August 19, 2014

Learn how heat and humidity can affect horses' ability to perform, and why water is important to keeping them healthy.... Read More