Winter Care

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When Does a Horse Need a Blanket?

January 13, 2015

Many horses don't need blankets. Dr. Nancy Loving and Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle offer suggestions.... Read More

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Six Ways to Better Prevent and Respond to Barn Fires

January 12, 2015

What fire-prevention methods have you used in your barn?... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is Cold?

January 12, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving shares signs that a horse is cold and lets you know how to keep him warm.... 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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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... 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

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Poll Recap: Holiday Traditions

December 30, 2014

Of the 433 respondents, 128 (30%) said they hang a stocking for their horse.... Read More

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Young at Heart

December 30, 2014

How old will your senior equids be in 2015?... Read More

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Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

December 29, 2014

Some parts of the country are bracing for a cold start to 2015. Here are a few winter horse care tips to remember. ... Read More

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Does Your Horse Get a Holiday?

December 25, 2014

Do your horses get "vacations," and what are they up to this December?... Read More

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Winter Horse and Barn Care

December 18, 2014

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.... Read More

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

December 11, 2014

Here are five important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Should I Deworm My Horse in the Winter?

December 10, 2014

Is it worthwhile to deworm my horses during the winter?... Read More

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Bundle Up! Riding Senior Horses in Cold Weather

December 10, 2014

Do you keep your older horses working throughout the winter? What precautions do you take when you ride?... Read More

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Horses Need Proper Feeding in Winter

December 06, 2014

Don't let winter get the better of your horse. Find out what to consider when feeding when the temperatures drop.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mud Management

November 25, 2014

Of the 600 poll respondents, 161 (27%) said they use sand in their paddocks to reduce mud.... Read More

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Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

November 25, 2014

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready.... Read More

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Winter Workouts

November 24, 2014

Consider how current weather conditions will affect your horse and adapt your workouts accordingly.... Read More

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Early Winter Wonderland

November 22, 2014

Winter's arrived with a vengeance in the Bluegrass. How are you preparing your senior horses for the deep freeze?... Read More

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Winter Pasture Grazing

November 12, 2014

Alayne shares winter-weather pasture management tips and her own experience on getting the most out of her grass.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 05, 2014

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More

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Blanketing Basics

October 30, 2014

Take these tips into account when deciding how (or if) to blanket your horse this winter.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.

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Winter Horse Keeping

October 29, 2014

Use these tips to keep your horse healthy during the winter months.... Read More

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Do Horses Need Man-Made Shelters?

October 23, 2014

When given the option, horses often use behavioral thermoregulation to protect themselves from inclement weather.... Read More