Recent News for Seasonal Care

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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

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

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Older Horses: Decreased Thermoregulation During Exercise

July 25, 2011

Senior horses have a propensity for developing hyperthermia, or elevated body temperature, when exercising.... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 13, 2011

Find out what the most important things to consider are when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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Summer Horse Housing: Barn or Pasture with Shade?

July 06, 2011

Where is the best place for a horse during the hottest part of a summer day--in a barn with fans or outside?... Read More

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Understanding Electrolyte Formulas

July 02, 2011

Proper electrolyte balance and hydration should be a main priority for horse owners. In stressful situations, ... Read More

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Beat the Heat

July 01, 2011

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even tougher on horses.... Read More

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Manage Summer Pastures

July 01, 2011

Assess your geographic region, plant species, soil, and plant stand to help maintain your pastures' (and your... Read More

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Kentucky's Livestock Get Early Dose of Heat Stress

June 24, 2011

Kentucky's livestock are dealing with heat stress conditions earlier than usual. ... Read More

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Anhidrosis Seminar Scheduled for May

May 10, 2011

Horse can develop anhidrosis, or non-sweating, at any point in their life, regardless of breed, age, or sex. Horses living in hot and humid climates are known to be at greater risk. The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, located... 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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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