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How to Make a DIY Bucket Heater to Keep Water Thawed during a Freeze

Did you know that you can make your own DIY water bucket heater using natural materials you already have on your farm? In this article, I’ll show you how I keep buckets and water troughs thawed when winter storms cut power to our rural horse farm. Developing this Low-Tech Bucket Heater Method: A few years …

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Riding Horses in Snow: What You Need to Know

For many horse owners, winter is a tough time of year. With less daylight in freezing temperatures, It may be difficult to ride as much as we’d like. Although many riders avoid riding in snow, with the appropriate care taken to preparations the experience can be an exciting and memorable experience – that’s helpful for …

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6 Easy Ways to Prevent Water Troughs from Freezing without an Electric Heater

When winter closes in and temperatures drip, keeping horse troughs and water buckets from icing over – especially when you don’t have access to electric water heaters- can be a challenge. In this article, I illustrate six ways to keep your horses’ water trough thawed without using a heater: 1. Partially Cover the Water’s Surface …

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