Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Snowboarder Rescues Snowbound Horse

November 28, 2015

The aging mare ended up stuck up to her abdomen in powdery snow before being rescued by a 21-year-old snowboarder.... Read More

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A Confused Hair Coat

November 04, 2015

Why would a 9-year-old horse grow winter hair during the summer months? ... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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Anhidrosis: What to Remember

October 16, 2015

Horses with anhidrosis don't produce an adequate amount of sweat. Here's what to know about this condition.... Read More

Horses wearing blankets in field.

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Poll Recap: Blanket Planning

October 06, 2015

Of the 1,401 respondents, 1,021 people (73%) said their horses will wear a blanket at some point this fall and winter.... Read More

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More

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Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

Learn more about this potentially dangerous condition and how to manage it. ... Read More

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Are You Already Thinking About Blanket Season?

September 01, 2015

Don't wait until winter! Prepare ahead of time with tips on deciding whether to blanket, how to fit a blanket, and more.... Read More

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Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More

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Poll Recap: It's Hot Outside!

June 16, 2015

More than half of the 1,474 respondents (761) said they do not ride their horses when it is warmer than 90 degrees.... Read More

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Summertime Shade and Shelter

June 05, 2015

Trees, sheds, and other structures can provide horses relief from wind, rain, heat, and more. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Watch for Anhidrosis This Summer

June 04, 2015

Anhidrotic horses don't sweat well or at all, which can be dangerous in warm climates. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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An Introduction to Automatic Waterers

March 06, 2015

Do you really want to wrestle with frozen hoses? Here's what to know about automatic waterers.... Read More

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Massachusetts Firefighters Save Horses After Roof Collapse

March 02, 2015

None of the 15 horses rescued from the barn were injured in the collapse.... Read More

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Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More

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Winter Storms Challenge Barn, Horse Owners

February 18, 2015

Winter 2015 is piling snow, sleet, and freezing rain on much of the country. Find out how horse owners are coping.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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Readers Share Tips for Horse Blanket Repair and Maintenance

February 01, 2015

Readers share useful tips for repairing and maintaining horse blankets. ... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Staying Warm in Winter

January 20, 2015

Of the 760 respondents, 201 (26%) said they would never give up their winter boots.... Read More

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Take Precautions when Hauling Horses in Cold Weather

January 18, 2015

While hauling during cold weather can be challenging, proper planning will keep your horse performance-ready.... Read More

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Cold Claims Illinois Horse

January 09, 2015

An Illinois owner is facing charges after a horse died after being exposed to severe winter weather.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 07, 2015

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More