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Can Horses Freeze to Death? 3 Tips if you Suspect Hypothermia

It doesn’t happen very often, but horses can freeze to death. Although horse’s bodies are incredible at keeping them warm, hypothermia can happen and when it does, hypothermia for horses is usually fatal. What is Hypothermia for horses? Hypothermia happens when the horse’s body can’t keep itself warm. Eventually, the core temperature drops. Usually, healthy …

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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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9 Fun Things to Do with a Horse in the Winter When it’s Cold

For many of us, winter is a rest cycle for us and our equestrian activities. Snuggled up inside, staying cozy in our heated homes, most of us tend to let our horses grow round hay-bellies as they eat their way through the coldest months. This is especially true in the brutally cold and icy weather …

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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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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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