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winter


Shade and shelter for your horse

Protecting your horse from sun, wind and storms can be as simple as giving him access to a hedge, trees or hillside – or building a shelter for more complete …

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winter hoof traction

Sleet, snow, rain and freezing mud can cause traction problems for horses and humans alike. Here’s how our horses cope, and what we can do to help. Living in upstate …

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hoof

The onset of winter often means changes in horsekeeping practices. These changes can have both positive and negative effects on your horse’s hoof quality – and on his overall health …

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Quick tips for winter wellness

Whether your winters are damp and rainy or snowy and cold, ensuring winter wellness for your horse means taking steps to help him endure the season. Just as summer’s high …

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For some of us, winter has already arrived.  For others, it’s just beginning in earnest.  For all of us, the horse is facing some challenges. During the winter months, it …

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winter colic

There tends to be a higher incidence of colic in the fall and winter – here’s how to keep your horse healthy. Colic can strike at any time, but fall …

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Selecting a blanket for your horse

A go-to guide for selecting the perfect blanket for your horse. Over the years, I have accumulated quite the collection of blankets. While my horses generally go au natural in …

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Preparing for cold weather

The vision of horses frolicking in a fresh blanket of powdery snow brings a smile to any horse lover’s face. Devoid of bugs and unrelenting summer heat, winter can be …

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