Summer Care


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


Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

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


The Importance of Water during Summer for Horses

August 02, 2014

There are six nutrients every horse needs, and the most important--and probably most overlooked--is water.... Read More


Take Precautions against Equine Heat Stress

July 25, 2014

Learn what steps to take to ensure your horses stay cool and comfortable when temperatures rise.... Read More


Salt for Horses in High Temperatures

July 11, 2014

Providing salt free-choice can help your horse eat and drink well, and stay healthy, when temperatures rise.... Read More


As Summer Begins, Equine Heat Stress Looms

June 24, 2014

With summer upon us, it's a good time to start thinking about protecting horses from heat stress.... Read More


Summer Haircuts for Equine Seniors

June 17, 2014

How do you manage your hairy seniors during the warm months?... Read More


Why would a Horse Lose Weight during Hot Weather?

June 15, 2014

Find out why some horses lose weight when the temperature rises.... Read More


Horse Hydration FAQs

May 27, 2014

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


Summer Horse Care Tips

May 02, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones offers tips for caring for horses during the summer months. ... Read More


Transporting Your Horse to a Warmer Climate

April 06, 2014

Here's what to to consider when moving horses to hot places, from new feed options to a risk of hyperthermia.... Read More


Horses' Shade Preferences Evaluated

October 29, 2013

Researchers sought to investigate horses' preferences when it comes to standing in shade or in the sun. ... Read More


Encouraging Horses to Drink

September 16, 2013

How can I encourage my horse to drink? ... Read More


How to Recognize and Help an Overheated Horse

August 12, 2013

What are some signs that a horse has overheated?... Read More


Saratoga Taking Hot Weather Horse Health Precautions

July 19, 2013

Officials are taking additional precautions during the opening-day race card at Saratoga Race Course.... Read More