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Seasonal Horse Care

Abnormally hot, dry weather conditions can cause droughts that pose unique challenges for horse owners. Even short-term drought can create a harsh environment that stresses both horses and their pastures. Horses grazing in sparse, drought-stricken pastures can face disastrous...
Summer often allows more time for travel with your horse, which can also mean spending time at different barns where horses might try to mingle. This may seem harmless, but being on the road can put your horse at...
It’s finally getting cold outside and you’re bundled up, possibly with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee in hand. But how does your horse handle the chill of winter? Let’s take a look at some answers to FAQs...
“One of the best things owners can do both for maintaining their turnouts and their horses’ coats and manes is regularly removing blankets and practicing good grooming,” says Clare Silke, product innovation manager for Horseware Ireland. However, taking additional...
As winter months creep up on us, shorter days and cooler temperatures signal plants to slow and eventually stop their growth. The lush green of your pasture begins to turn to brown. This means less forage is available for...
During the coldest days of winter, you layer on thermals, fleece, insulated coveralls, and maybe even a headlamp to go out to the barn. There, your horse is sporting layers of his own, including a winter coat and possibly...
While many equestrians welcome the summer with open arms (more riding!), there are a few downsides to the season from your horse’s point of view. At the top of the list of your horse’s warm-weather woes are likely two...
In this third podcast episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight Arrow Products, hosts Glenn the Geek and Sarah Evers Conrad talk to Mary Phelps, an international combined driver, who...
Knowing how to blanket a horse is an essential skill. Your horse’s fluffy winter coat is naturally designed to do a great job of keeping him warm, but some horses need a little extra help in cold or wet...
Simple ground pole exercises for horses can sometimes be the most effective because riders are likely to practice them more consistently. And when it comes to movement and fitness, consistency matters above all.I often use the following ground pole...
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