Winter Care

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10 Tips for Winterizing Your Horse

October 16, 2012

10 vet-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable during the cold season.... Read More

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Clipping, Blankets Helpful in Cold-Weather Exercise Recovery

August 24, 2012

Clipped horses achieved faster post-exercise recovery than unclipped horses when working in cold temperatures.... Read More

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Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

April 24, 2012

New research indicates horses can slow body processes to conserve energy when environmental factors dictate.... Read More

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Weight Gain Challenges in Horses

March 01, 2012

I have a 24-year-old Quarter Horse mare that was diagnosed with navicular syn... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2012

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

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Cold Weather Colic

January 01, 2012

The No. 1 cause of colic during winter is a lack of fresh, unfrozen water. ... Read More

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Heated Barns and Horses: Special Considerations Needed

December 26, 2011

Heating horse barns can cause a host of respiratory and other problems if done incorrectly.... Read More

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Winter Feed Changes: Use Caution when Adjusting Rations

December 22, 2011

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsh conditions as the temperature turn colder.... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Care Tips

December 14, 2011

By following these tips you can help keep your horse healthy all winter.... Read More

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Prepare Horse Shelters Now for Winter

November 27, 2011

Now is the ideal time to address housing options for horses that will live outside this winter.... Read More

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Winter Driving Tips for Horse Owners

November 23, 2011

Ensure vehicles are ready for winter driving and maintain them according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 03, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be a safe and productive time for your horse.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 01, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be safe and productive for you and your horse.... Read More

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BLM Announces Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

October 10, 2011

The BLM's upcoming schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds was released Oct. 7.... Read More

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Autumn is Time to Prepare Horses for Cold, Wet Winters

October 01, 2011

Fall is the time to prepare for winter--and that includes preparing your horses for the colder weather, too.... Read More

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Horse Health Recommendations for Extreme Winter Conditions

February 04, 2011

Dr. Pamela Wilkins offers these recommendations for horse safety in extreme winter conditions.... Read More

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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

February 01, 2011

Freezing temperatures can lead to problems for the horse owner: frozen pipes, slippery conditions, etc. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic in Horses

January 28, 2011

Cold winds and changing winter weather might not seem like contributing factors for equine colic; however, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that could affect your horse's well-being. "A common wintertime equine health ... Read More

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Blanketing: Readers Keep Their Horses Warm

January 11, 2011

More than 2,090 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you blanket your horses in winter?"... Read More

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The Hardy Horse

January 01, 2011

Our horses have several unique ways to stay comfortable in severe weather.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 01, 2011

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Cold Rides: Readers Love Winter Riding Weather

December 28, 2010

More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you continue to ride your horse(s) during the winter?" ... Read More

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Winterizing Your Horse's Feet

December 20, 2010

Cold, mud, snow, and ice present challenges to the health of your horse’s feet. Prepare your horse for winter.... Read More

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Combat Cold Weather Stress in Horses

December 19, 2010

People combat cold weather by putting on additional clothing, but horses fight the elements by using more energy to maintain body temperature. While most people can address their own needs, horses are dependent upon their owners to provide proper ... Read More

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Tips for Winter Horse Hauling

December 11, 2010

With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to...... Read More