Winter’s Coming: Is Your Horse Ready?

How cold is too cold to ride? Does your horse need a blanket? What should your horse eat during frigid weather? Find out how to get ready for winter during our hourlong Q&A.
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How cold is too cold to ride? Does your horse need a blanket? What should your horse eat when it’s cold? Find out how to get ready for winter during our hourlong Q&A.

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How cold is too cold to ride? Does your horse need a blanket? What should your horse eat during frigid weather? Find out how to get ready for winter during our hourlong Q&A.12/12/2019 17:45

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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