Winter Care

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Horse in Blanket in Snowy Pasture

Winter Blanketing Advice

Does putting a blanket or sheet on in cold weather only flatten the hair and make your horse colder? Dr. Karen Waite offers her thoughts.

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Formidable Frostbite

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures better than we do, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.

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Winter Horse Sports: Skijoring

Don’t get snowed in this winter—discover the thrilling sport of skijoring, which involves a horse and rider towing a skier at speeds reaching 35 miles an hour.

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

With the cold weather almost upon us, we must take into account several important considerations for preparing and maintaining older horses throughout winter.

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cooling your horse out on cold days

Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

Helping your horse with his post-exercise cooling process can impact how well he recovers. But cold weather cooling requires also guarding against a chilled horse.

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