Readers Share Cold-Weather Horse Care Survival Tips

Extreme winter weather conditions can make horse care and barn chores challenging. Stay warm with these tips.
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Extreme winter weather conditions can make horse care and barn chores challenging. | Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse

From bitterly cold temperatures to blizzardlike conditions caused by Winter Storm Grayson, winter has definitely arrived in the first week of 2018. These extreme winter weather conditions can make horse care and barn chores more challenging for owners.

To help out, we asked our readers to share their top winter horse care tips and offered advice on staying warm during barn chores. Here are some of their tips, as well as a few from our staff, that you might find useful!

Blankets: Not Just for Keeping Horses Cozy

“Roll up old horse blankets and tie with hay string. Lay them at the base of all doors to the exterior of your barn. Keeping cold air from leaking under the bottom of doors will really help keep your barn warmer. Since they’re tied in neat tubes, it’s easy to move them to aside to let horses in and out during the day

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