Winter Care

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Warm Winter, Continued Drought Forecast

The government’s winter forecast includes some bad news–continued dry conditions in an arc sweeping from the Southeast across the Gulf States and into the Southwest.

Much of that region is already struggling with drought and “right now the

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Preparing for Winter Trailer Storage

While it might be hard to imagine that winter weather is only a few months away, now is the time to perform preventative maintenance on your horse trailer so that your rig is road-safe and ready come spring.

“Your trailer has safely

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Below-Zero Temps Hit Plains, Northeast

A bone-chilling Arctic cold wave with temperatures as low as 38 below zero shut down schools for thousands of youngsters Monday, halted some Amtrak service and put car batteries on the disabled list from the northern Plains across the Great

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Wellington: Winter Horses Returning

Things are getting back to normal in Wellington, Fla., in the aftermath of a deadly horse virus.

Thirteen horses across the state contracted the contagious, airborne, equine herpesvirus in December. Six of them died. Barns across

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BLM Begins Winter Wild Horse Gather

A roundup is under way to reduce two overpopulated herds of wild horses in eastern Sweetwater County, Wyo.

The roundup started Friday and is expected to take four to five weeks. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to capture 1,760 horses

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Preparing Your Horse for Winter

Here are tips in four different areas of horse management to help your horse not only survive, but thrive during cold weather so you have a healthy and willing partner when warmer temperatures return.

Nutrition

Forage, or hay,

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Chill Out on Hoof Care Concerns

Whether winter means a well-deserved break for your horse or the start of the “snowbird circuit,” your horse’s hooves might need some special “seasonal” attention. Exactly what adjustments you’ll want to make depends on the type of winter weather

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Feeding Horses in Winter (Book Excerpt)

A horse’s nutrient requirements increase with cold weather; he needs more calories to generate heat to keep warm. Mature horses in good condition usually don’t need grain, however, if they have good winter pasture or grass hay.

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Winter and Cold Weather Care (Book Excerpt)

During winter the horse needs additional forage to create more body heat, clean unfrozen water, and some kind of shelter or windbreak. In some climates he may need blanketing if his winter hair coat is inadequate.

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Equine Winter Nutrition

Come the days of long shadows, when the sun lies low in the sky, jeweled leaves crumble and fade away, and the wind’s crispness hints of the cold, gray days on the way. The pasture dies down. It’s time to start getting extra fuel into your

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