October 08, 2010
Fall's arrival means it's time to get your horse and farm ready for winter. ... Read More
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
February 05, 2010
This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye on TheHorse.com for more Spanish-language resources coming soon. Read this article in E... Read More
February 01, 2010
Owners need to consider how they will meet their older horses' nutrient requirements during the winter.... Read More
January 26, 2010
Kentucky livestock producers and other animal owners have been urged to prepare for a severe winter storm that is expected to strike the Commonwealth near the end of the week.
"Kentucky has been slammed by severe winter weather ... Read More
January 18, 2010
The 2010 Universitiy of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar series kicks off Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. with a presentation by the University of Pennsylvania's Sue McDonnell, PhD, Certified Applied ... Read More
January 12, 2010
Authorities are testing several solutions, including weather shields and heating elements to combat the downside of the new generation traffic lights, LEDs, which can be obscured by ice/snow. Until a solution is found, drivers are reminded to be ... Read More
January 11, 2010
Horse owners need to make plans to protect the animals from a possible deadly combination of extreme cold and rain, said Louisiana State University AgCenter equine agent Howard J. Cormier, MS
"Weak adults and newborn colts can... Read More
January 06, 2010
What to do when the weather turns bitter? Bring the horses in or leave them out? Blankets or no blankets? Hay or grain? Or both?
While bringing your horse into the house might seem like the simplest option, TheHorse.com offers a weal... Read More
January 05, 2010
Winter is generally a good time to pull your horse's shoes if hoof quality and health allow it.... Read More
January 05, 2010
Winter has an icy grip on most of the United States, and with even sunny Florida facing record freezing temperatures, horse owners across the country need to keep a close eye on their herds to prevent cold-weather related ailments.
I... Read More
December 30, 2009
Horse owners should monitor the snow load situation on their barns and take appropriate action.... Read More
December 22, 2009
December 17, 2009
As winter progresses, the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds animal owners to plan for routine winter hazards. All pet and livestock owners must ensure an adequate supply of feed and water for their animals, as well as shelter fro... Read More
December 16, 2009
When preparing your senior equine for winter, small steps can go a long way to support health and comfort.... Read More
November 29, 2009
With four days of consecutive dressage lessons that ran from Nov. 20-23, Elmer Bandit, the 38-year-old National Competitive Trail mileage holder, observed Thanksgiving by resting at his Independence, Mo., boarding stable home.
How... Read More
October 29, 2009
Winter can bring challenges for horses and horse owners. Harsh weather conditions can affect the horse's nutrition, health, and conditioning. Purina is offering two free Webinars to help educate horse owners on preparing horses for winter... Read More
October 11, 2009
Tawnee Preisner doesn't need a calendar to know that winter is approaching--all she has to do is count the number of inquiries she receives from horse owners wanting to place their animals at her California equine rescue. Calls from financially... Read More
January 30, 2009
Winter weather has driven 37-year-old competitive trail horse Elmer Bandit and his owner and rider Mary Anna Wood inside for dressage lessons.... Read More
January 28, 2009
Ice is an unavoidable part of winter in many parts of the world, but there are ways to minimize slipping incidents around the barn.
Heather Sherratt knows something about keeping horses in icy conditions. Her farm, Elphin Mountain... Read More
January 14, 2009
This winter has been unusually cold in some areas, with temperatures well below freezing for many days in a row. This extreme cold weather can be particularly dangerous to animals that live outdoors. The Michigan State University Veterinary... Read More
January 06, 2009
Seasonal tips for enhancing & even extending the life of an older horse.... Read More
January 06, 2009
A 12-month rundown of some of the year’s most important feeding concerns. ... Read More
January 04, 2009
Winter is in full force, and horse owners need to make sure their animals stay warm, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service equine specialist Carrie Hammer, DVM, PhD.
Horse owners have several ways to do that. One of... Read More
January 01, 2009
The two Miniature Horses and the Miniature Donkey came trotting through the early morning gloom from the frozen field into the spotlight of the barn for their morning hay. As they got closer, I noticed they were moving ... funny. Not the ha-ha... Read More
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Q. In extreme cold temperatures I wrap my horses' lower legs in fleece-lined boots at night, as they are prone to laminitis and I hope it will aid circulation and keep them warm. Do you think this helps them, or what would you suggest during winter?