10 Tips for Winterizing Your Horse

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Whether your region’s winter weather consists of cooler temps and occasional rains or you’re in for months of frigid winds and endless snowfall, you can take steps to make the season more manageable. The Horse has formulated 10 vet-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable during the cold season. From blanket maintenance to caring for the coat and adjusting feed to assessing body condition, these tips will help you prepare your horse for winter.

Check these off your to-do list before temperatures plunge and snow arrives.

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Alexandra Beckstett, a native of Houston, Texas, is a lifelong horse owner who has shown successfully on the national hunter/jumper circuit and dabbled in hunter breeding. After graduating from Duke University, she joined Blood-Horse Publications as assistant editor of its book division, Eclipse Press, before joining The Horse. She was the managing editor of The Horse for nearly 14 years and is now editorial director of EquiManagement and My New Horse, sister publications of The Horse.

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