Winter Care

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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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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 27, 2014

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

How well did the horses survive the arctic blast of wintry weather across the United States? Our fans submitted photos showing their horses battling, and sometimes enjoying, the cold and snow.  Photo submitted by Julie Rempp

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Winter Horses 2014

January 15, 2014

Our fans submitted photos of their horses making the most of the recent wintry 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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Winter Woes

January 06, 2014

How do you handle your senior horses when the temperatures hit extreme lows?... 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

Iced-over irrigation ponds or natural water features present a danger to horses—they can fall through the ice, become trapped, and suffer hypothermia. Protect your horse by eliminating access with fencing.

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My Horses are Out On the Ice

December 17, 2013

Protect horses from icy ponds by using barriers such as fences. Otherwise, the results could be devastating.... 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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Safe Travel in Winter

November 26, 2013

With proper planning for winter trailering, you can keep your horses (and yourself) safe and healthy.... 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

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Choose the Right Winter Outfit for You

November 13, 2013

Is your barn wardrobe equipped for winter? ... Read More

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Clipping Your Horse's Coat

November 06, 2013

One way to cope with a winter coat is to clip it off. But with clipping comes certain responsibilities. ... Read More

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Chore-Efficient Winter Water Supply Ideas

November 06, 2013

Now is the time to evaluate how your watering system will work for you and your horse this winter. ... Read More

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How to Blanket Your Horse

October 31, 2013

Karmen Mills from Newcastle, Calif., discusses situations in which horses should be blanketed. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Planning for Winter on Kentucky Horse Farms

October 24, 2013

Planning for winter now can help Kentucky horse owners prevent cold-weather horse care inconveniences later.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

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

Horse blankets are notoriously bulky and dirty. This dedicated blanket room, complete with hanging hardware, keeps blankets orderly and prevents the dragging of dirt and mud through your tack room.

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Poll Recap: Wash and Wear

October 22, 2013

Of the 1063 voters, 385 (36%) said that they washed their horse blankets at home.... Read More