Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Developing the Sport Horse: The Importance of Hydration

August 19, 2014

Learn how heat and humidity can affect horses' ability to perform, and why water is important to keeping them healthy.... Read More

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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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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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Poll Recap: Spring Blanket Cleaning

April 29, 2014

Of the 1,160 respondents, 471 (41%) said they wash their horse blankets in a washing machine.... 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

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

March 04, 2014

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

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Readers Share Advice for Fighting Frozen Water Sources

February 24, 2014

Readers share their tips for keeping horses' water thawed during freezing temperatures. ... Read More

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Blanketing's Impact on Horses' Winter Hair Coats

February 17, 2014

Will blanketing my horse occasionally during extreme cold temperatures compromise my horse's winter coat?... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Readers Share Winter Horse Care Tips

January 31, 2014

Horse owners from across the country share their winter horse care tips. ... Read More

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Winter Horseback Riding Tips

January 28, 2014

With a little bit more consideration for both horse and rider winter riding can be an enjoyable experience.... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2014

Bitter cold temperatures are sweeping the nation. Here are some tips for managing horses during cold weather.... Read More

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Five Tips to Keep Horses Healthier this Winter

January 09, 2014

Get tips from a veterinarian on keeping horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Horses Require Extra Attention when Temperatures Plummet

January 03, 2014

With freezing temperatures comes the need for extra care and attention for horses and other equids. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horsey Holiday Gifts

December 31, 2013

Of the 463 voters, 35% (164) said their horses received treats as a holiday surprise this year.... Read More

Snow and ice can stick to the cold steel of horse shoes and form packed snowballs, which can cause horses to slip and fall. Prevent this from happening by leaving your horse barefoot in the winter or asking your farrier to include snow pads during your horse’s winter shoe cycles.

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Readers Say No Shoes This Winter

December 24, 2013

More than half of the readers responding to a recent poll said their horses go barefoot year-round. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Fitness

December 17, 2013

Readers use a combination of methods to keep their horses moving and fit during the winter. ... Read More

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Drinking Water Temperature

November 28, 2013

Why might our horses drink from an ice cold creek or tank rather than from the heated water buckets?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Body Clipping Conundrum

November 26, 2013

Of the 1,410 voters in last week's poll, 988 (70%) said they do not body clip their horse during winter. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Hay Stores

November 19, 2013

Of the 748 voters, 257 (34%) said they order and store more than 6 tons of hay for the winter.... Read More

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To Blanket or Not to Blanket? A Good Cold-Weather Question

November 15, 2013

Here are some tips that will assist you in making the right blanketing decision for your horse.... Read More