Preparing your horse for winter means different things in different geographic areas. For some, winter is time to remove a horse’s shoes and give him a break, while for others winter is a prime show season. Either way, remember that winter is not a time to neglect your horse’s feet. Cold, mud, snow and ice present challenges – such as mud/ice balls in the feet – to the health of your horse’s feet. Even if you’re not riding much, remember to check hooves for problems.
Horses adapt remarkably well to extreme climates, and when properly maintained, they can stay healthy and serviceable even in the harshest winter conditions. From proper shoeing to preventing frostbite, this free report provides you the information you need to combat the toughest wintertime hoof care challenges.
- Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters
- Support Strategies in Chronic Laminitis Cases
- Cryotherapy Methods to Treat Laminitis
- Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter
- Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?
- Hoof Cracks, Wounds, and More Discussed at Farrier Session (AAEP 2010)
- Tips for Winter Horse Hauling
- Rehabilitating Chronically Laminitic Feet
- Preventing Laminitis in At-Risk Horses
- Winter Pasture Management