Winter Care

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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

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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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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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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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Readers Share Winter Horse Care Tips

January 31, 2014

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

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Winter Horseback Riding Tips

January 28, 2014

With a little bit more consideration for both horse and rider winter riding can be an enjoyable experience.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 27, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2014

Bitter cold temperatures are sweeping the nation. Here are some tips for managing horses during cold weather.... Read More

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Five Tips to Keep Horses Healthier this Winter

January 09, 2014

Get tips from a veterinarian on keeping horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Horses Require Extra Attention when Temperatures Plummet

January 03, 2014

With freezing temperatures comes the need for extra care and attention for horses and other equids. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horsey Holiday Gifts

December 31, 2013

Of the 463 voters, 35% (164) said their horses received treats as a holiday surprise this year.... Read More

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Readers Say No Shoes This Winter

December 24, 2013

More than half of the readers responding to a recent poll said their horses go barefoot year-round. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Fitness

December 17, 2013

Readers use a combination of methods to keep their horses moving and fit during the winter. ... Read More

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Drinking Water Temperature

November 28, 2013

Why might our horses drink from an ice cold creek or tank rather than from the heated water buckets?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Body Clipping Conundrum

November 26, 2013

Of the 1,410 voters in last week's poll, 988 (70%) said they do not body clip their horse during winter. ... Read More

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Safe Travel in Winter

November 26, 2013

With proper planning for winter trailering, you can keep your horses (and yourself) safe and healthy.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Hay Stores

November 19, 2013

Of the 748 voters, 257 (34%) said they order and store more than 6 tons of hay for the winter.... Read More

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To Blanket or Not to Blanket? A Good Cold-Weather Question

November 15, 2013

Here are some tips that will assist you in making the right blanketing decision for your horse.... Read More

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Clipping Your Horse's Coat

November 06, 2013

One way to cope with a winter coat is to clip it off. But with clipping comes certain responsibilities. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Planning for Winter on Kentucky Horse Farms

October 24, 2013

Planning for winter now can help Kentucky horse owners prevent cold-weather horse care inconveniences later.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More