Winter Care


Winter Horse Pasture and Paddock Management

October 28, 2016

Protecting your horse's turnout now can help ensure green pastures later.... Read More


Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More


Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather

October 25, 2016

Use these 10 veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable as winter approaches.... Read More


Poll Recap: Boarding and Riding Horses During Winter

October 18, 2016

Of the 1,300 respondents, 558 people (43%) said they keep their horse at home, where they do not have an indoor arena.... Read More


Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More


Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

September 27, 2016

Know how your horse's body reacts to cold weather and train accordingly to make the most of the chilly months ahead.... Read More


Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 16, 2016

As autumn approaches, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... 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.


Don't Ignore Your Horse's Hooves this Winter and Spring

February 10, 2016

Don't put your horse at risk for developing problems such as thrush and abscesses. Here's how to prevent these issues.... 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.


Winter Hoof Care: It's a Team Effort

February 03, 2016

Keep your horse sound and moving safely this winter with these smart hoof care practices.... Read More


Poll Recap: Winter Shoeing Solutions

January 26, 2016

The majority of the respondents said their horses will go without shoes this winter. ... Read More


Record Snowfall Challenges Horse Owners

January 26, 2016

Several barns in affected regions collapsed under the weight of the snow. ... Read More


Safe Travel in Winter

January 23, 2016

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


Formidable Frostbite

January 22, 2016

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More


Teaching a Horse to Have a Blanket Put Over His Head

January 21, 2016

How can I teach my horse to let me put her blanket on over her head so I don't have to unbuckle it each time?... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

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


Blanketing Basics

January 12, 2016

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


Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

January 11, 2016

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound.... Read More


Winter Workouts

January 08, 2016

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


Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

January 05, 2016

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


Equine Internal Combustion

January 04, 2016

Help kick-start your horse's furnace by providing proper fuel: food, particularly good-quality forage.... Read More


Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... 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.


The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More

To diagnose navicular syndrome, veterinarians rely on the horse's history and a complete physical and lameness exam. Here, a horse is longed in a small circle to check his gait for abnormalities.


The Horse's Top Slideshows of 2015

December 28, 2015

Topics included navicular syndrome, equitation science, feeder and waterer options, rescue horses, and more.... Read More

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.


Water Access in Winter

December 05, 2015

Horses need access to fresh and unfrozen water during the winter months. Here's what to remember.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.


Cold-Weather Leg Wrapping

December 01, 2015

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More