Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

Mosquitoes and gnats are poor fliers, so using a barn fan can produce enough breeze to disrupt them. Warning! To prevent electrical barn fires, make sure to use fans intended for outdoor/agricultural applications.

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Horses Cool

July 19, 2017

Keep your horse happy, healthy, and in the game with these health and management tips.... Read More

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Health Challenges

July 11, 2017

Of the 250 respondents, 110 (44%) said their biggest challenge in the summer is keeping horses cool in extreme heat.... Read More

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Horse Hydration FAQs

July 09, 2017

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

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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

July 04, 2017

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

June 24, 2017

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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Anhidrosis in Horses

June 19, 2017

Our equine nutritionist and physiology expert offers advice on managing horses that have stopped sweating.... Read More

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Heat Advisory for Horses

June 16, 2017

Veterinarians from UC Davis offer 10 important tips to prevent heat-related problems in horses:... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

May 11, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

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10 Sun Resources on TheHorse.com

May 11, 2017

Long sunny days can mean bad news for horses at risk for sunburn, and it's up to you to protect them.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Sun Protection for Horses

May 09, 2017

Of the 529 respondents, 154 said they apply sunscreen and/or zinc oxide cream to protect their horses from sunburn.... Read More

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Shake Off the Winter Doldrums and Get Back in the Saddle

March 16, 2017

Get a head start on readying horses for the warmer weather with these tips.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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Cold Weather and Fresh Horses

January 26, 2017

Why do horses act "fresh" when it's cold outside? An equine behaviorist investigates. ... Read More

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Getting Through Cold Spells Can be Stressful for Livestock

January 24, 2017

A combination of cold air and winds create dangerous conditions. Here's how to protect your horses and other animals.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Horse Care Concerns

January 17, 2017

Of the 556 respondents, 190 (34%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses' water sources from freezing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dealing With Ice and Horses

January 10, 2017

Of the 395 respondents, 234 (59%) said ice is a problem on their horse property during the winter. ... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

January 04, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Take the Winter Solstice Chore Efficiency Test

December 21, 2016

Can you pass Alayne's test? Get advice for winterizing and making your horse property chore-efficient. ... Read More

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Winter Management for the Outdoor Horse

December 21, 2016

Many horses are well-equipped to live outdoors and thrive, provided certain provisions are met. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Risks Associated With Feeding Horses Traditional Bran Mashes

December 12, 2016

While steeped in tradition, feeding bran mashes can cause GI distress in horses. Learn why, and discover alternatives.... Read More

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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

December 10, 2016

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound.... Read More