Summer Care

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Summer Haircuts for Equine Seniors

June 17, 2014

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

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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

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Horse Hydration FAQs

May 27, 2014

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

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Summer Horse Care Tips

May 02, 2014

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

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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

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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

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Encouraging Horses to Drink

September 16, 2013

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

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How to Recognize and Help an Overheated Horse

August 12, 2013

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

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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

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Managing Horses in the Summer Heat

July 15, 2013

It's hot out there! Learn how to keep your horse cool and comfortable on even the most scorching days.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Share Tips on Keeping Horses Cool

July 09, 2013

Of the 692 voters, 317 (46%) indicated the main cooling method they employ is providing ample shade.... Read More

At the BLM’s Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center outside Reno, Nev., a sprinkler attached to the panel of a large wild horse pen sprays water while horses eat in the distance.

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BLM Using Sprinklers to Mitigate Heat Wave's Effects

July 01, 2013

The BLM's Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center installed sprinklers to reduce heat levels in corrals. ... Read More

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10 Summer Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

June 29, 2013

High temperatures and humidity can make caring for horses a challenging endeavor.... Read More

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Preventing Heat-Related Problems in Horses

June 07, 2013

Here are 10 tips--from keeping horses hydrated to limiting exercise--on preventing heat-related problems.... Read More

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Countdown to Summer

June 04, 2013

Here's how I help my aging horse stay comfortable when temperatures soar.... Read More

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Maintaining Hydration in Horses: The Roles of Water and Salt

June 03, 2013

Learn how to quench your horse’s thirst to avoid potentially dangerous scenarios, such as severe dehydration.... Read More

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Tips for Guarding Against Heat Stress in Horses

May 18, 2013

Identify and address the early stages of heat stress in horses before heat stroke develops.... Read More

While You're Away forms

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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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Horses that won't Sweat: Anhidrosis

September 12, 2012

What do you do if your horse won’t sweat? Dr. Erin Jenny-Jones discusses anhidrosis in horses.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 01, 2012

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

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

July 31, 2011

For riding enthusiasts, summertime necessitates paying extra attention to your horse's physical needs.... Read More