Winter Care

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Prepare Horse Shelters Now for Winter

November 27, 2011

Now is the ideal time to address housing options for horses that will live outside this winter.... Read More

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Winter Driving Tips for Horse Owners

November 23, 2011

Ensure vehicles are ready for winter driving and maintain them according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 03, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be a safe and productive time for your horse.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 01, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be safe and productive for you and your horse.... Read More

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BLM Announces Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

October 10, 2011

The BLM's upcoming schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds was released Oct. 7.... Read More

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Autumn is Time to Prepare Horses for Cold, Wet Winters

October 01, 2011

Fall is the time to prepare for winter--and that includes preparing your horses for the colder weather, too.... Read More

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Horse Health Recommendations for Extreme Winter Conditions

February 04, 2011

Dr. Pamela Wilkins offers these recommendations for horse safety in extreme winter conditions.... Read More

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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

February 01, 2011

Freezing temperatures can lead to problems for the horse owner: frozen pipes, slippery conditions, etc. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic in Horses

January 28, 2011

Cold winds and changing winter weather might not seem like contributing factors for equine colic; however, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that could affect your horse's well-being. "A common wintertime equine health ... Read More

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Blanketing: Readers Keep Their Horses Warm

January 11, 2011

More than 2,090 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you blanket your horses in winter?"... Read More

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The Hardy Horse

January 01, 2011

Our horses have several unique ways to stay comfortable in severe weather.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 01, 2011

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

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Cold Rides: Readers Love Winter Riding Weather

December 28, 2010

More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you continue to ride your horse(s) during the winter?" ... Read More

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Winterizing Your Horse's Feet

December 20, 2010

Cold, mud, snow, and ice present challenges to the health of your horse’s feet. Prepare your horse for winter.... Read More

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Combat Cold Weather Stress in Horses

December 19, 2010

People combat cold weather by putting on additional clothing, but horses fight the elements by using more energy to maintain body temperature. While most people can address their own needs, horses are dependent upon their owners to provide proper ... Read More

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Tips for Winter Horse Hauling

December 11, 2010

With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to...... Read More

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Arctic Cold Dangerous for Livestock

December 08, 2010

Kentucky is in the throes of an early season arctic blast that could cause problems for livestock operations. A blast of arctic air recently filtered into the lower Ohio Valley, resulting in highs only in the 20s for most Kentucky locations.... Read More

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Readers Horses' Go Barefoot in the Winter

November 30, 2010

More than 910 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you change your horse's shoes during the winter?" ... Read More

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Keeping Water Warm in Winter: Readers Share Tips

November 23, 2010

Nearly 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, " How do you keep your horses' water in the barn from freezing during the winter?"... Read More

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Winter Pasture Management

November 14, 2010

Horse pastures often are abused by the stress of winter, especially following a drought. ... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture: Time to Inventory, Purchase Hay

November 13, 2010

Due to dry conditions, many horse owners across Kentucky and surrounding areas are already into their winter feeding programs. Horse owners need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.... Read More

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Cold Weather Diets

November 12, 2010

While young or old horses might need feed changes, healthy horses usually tolerate winter weather.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares in Fall and Winter

October 17, 2010

For many years horse owners and veterinarians thought the nutrient needs of pregnant mares increased only at the end of gestation. But new research shows that pregnant mares' nutrient needs increase as early as the fifth month of gestation. ... Read More

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Fall Transition Tips

October 08, 2010

Fall's arrival means it's time to get your horse and farm ready for winter. ... Read More

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The Top Ten 'Green' Tasks Horse Owners Should Do Before Winter

September 29, 2010

Winterizing barns, harrowing pastures, draining hoses, and water tanks, and cleaning and properly storing show tack and other summer horse equipment are among the top things horse owners can do to prepare for winter. "Taking car... Read More