Winter Care

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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

Horse blankets are notoriously bulky and dirty. This dedicated blanket room, complete with hanging hardware, keeps blankets orderly and prevents the dragging of dirt and mud through your tack room.

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Poll Recap: Wash and Wear

October 22, 2013

Of the 1063 voters, 385 (36%) said that they washed their horse blankets at home.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Blanketing Headaches

October 08, 2013

Of 810 voters, 29% said their biggest blanketing headache involved preventing horse-made tears and holes.... Read More

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Water: The Most Important Nutrient for Horses

October 06, 2013

As winter approaches, remember that horses require access to clean water at an appropriate temperature. ... Read More

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How to Choose a Horse Blanket

September 26, 2013

Get some tips for choosing the right blanket for your horse. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Leg Wrapping

April 02, 2013

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture Warns of Livestock Cold Stress

January 22, 2013

During extreme cold provide extra hay and ensure horses have shelter to get out of windy, damp weather.... Read More

Coarse washed sand drains well, is less dusty (than finer varieties of sand) in the summer months, and is “softer” in the winter months than other surfaces.

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Winter Paddock Footing for Horse Properties

January 21, 2013

How to choose the right footing for a winter paddock.... Read More

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Encouraging Cold Weather Water Consumption

January 08, 2013

Is it a good idea to add a little salt to your horses' diet in the winter to get them to drink more water?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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While You're Away Checklist

November 30, 2012

Use this handy form to leave your horse and house sitters all the information they need while you're away. ... Read More

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Body Heat and Thermal-Neutral Temperature

November 27, 2012

What is a thermal-neutral temperature?... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Tips for Owners

November 23, 2012

Horses can live outside in comfort year round with a few amenities provided by their owners.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Winter Health Concerns

November 21, 2012

Keep an eye out for these six cold weather conditions horse can be prone to during winter.... Read More

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Cold-Weather Equine Ear Protection?

November 20, 2012

Do horses living outside need their ears protected during cold weather?... Read More

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Winter Horse Care

November 16, 2012

Equine nutrition, hydration, exercise, blanketing, and respiratory health can be concerns as temperatures dip.... Read More

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Winterizing Horses

November 01, 2012

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.... Read More

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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