Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Massachusetts Firefighters Save Horses After Roof Collapse

March 02, 2015

None of the 15 horses rescued from the barn were injured in the collapse.... Read More

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Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More

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Winter Storms Challenge Barn, Horse Owners

February 18, 2015

Winter 2015 is piling snow, sleet, and freezing rain on much of the country. Find out how horse owners are coping.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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Readers Share Tips for Horse Blanket Repair and Maintenance

February 01, 2015

Readers share useful tips for repairing and maintaining horse blankets. ... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

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

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Staying Warm in Winter

January 20, 2015

Of the 760 respondents, 201 (26%) said they would never give up their winter boots.... Read More

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Take Precautions when Hauling Horses in Cold Weather

January 18, 2015

While hauling during cold weather can be challenging, proper planning will keep your horse performance-ready.... Read More

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Cold Claims Illinois Horse

January 09, 2015

An Illinois owner is facing charges after a horse died after being exposed to severe winter weather.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

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

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 07, 2015

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

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Poll Recap: Holiday Traditions

December 30, 2014

Of the 433 respondents, 128 (30%) said they hang a stocking for their horse.... Read More

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Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

December 29, 2014

Some parts of the country are bracing for a cold start to 2015. Here are a few winter horse care tips to remember. ... Read More

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

December 11, 2014

Here are five important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Should I Deworm My Horse in the Winter?

December 10, 2014

Is it worthwhile to deworm my horses during the winter?... Read More

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Horses Need Proper Feeding in Winter

December 06, 2014

Don't let winter get the better of your horse. Find out what to consider when feeding when the temperatures drop.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mud Management

November 25, 2014

Of the 600 poll respondents, 161 (27%) said they use sand in their paddocks to reduce mud.... Read More

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Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

November 25, 2014

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready.... Read More

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Winter Workouts

November 24, 2014

Consider how current weather conditions will affect your horse and adapt your workouts accordingly.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 05, 2014

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More

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Blanketing Basics

October 30, 2014

Take these tips into account when deciding how (or if) to blanket your horse this winter.... Read More

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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

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Blanketing or Not

October 21, 2014

Of the 1,531 respondents, 650 (42%) said they plan on blanketing their horses only during inclement weather.... Read More