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Winter Horse Turnout and Riding Horses in Snow or Icy Pastures

How do you know if it’s safe to turn your horse out in the snow? Horses are, by and large, incredibly well-suited to snowy conditions. Convex hooves and thick winter coats make most horses more comfortable in snowy conditions than in high humidity heat. That said, there are still some wintry conditions that are unsafe …

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

Six ways to keep your horses’ water trough thawed without using a heater: 1. Partially Cover the Water’s Surface Cover as much of the surface of your tank as you can. Consider using c-clamps to secure plywood or polystyrene foam insulation to partially cover the top of your trough. Troughs generally have a large surface …

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How Cold is Too Cold to Give a Horse a Bath + Winter Grooming Tips

  Bathing your horse is a regular part of caring for your horse, but knowing when it’s too cold to bathe- and how to give a horse a bath if it is very cold outside- is an important part of horse ownership. Mostly winter baths can be avoided, but if you compete in shows during …

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How to Cool an Overheated Horse: Tips and Tricks

  Just like for human athletes, cooling off your horse after an intense workout is an essential part of horse ownership. For most amateur riders, you won’t need to cool your horse after every ride, but if you’ve had an extreme ride and asked your horse to run, jump, or work intensely, you may need …

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