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  1. Horse Talk
    The horses at my barn always act up when it starts getting colder (it's been a wild week). I've always just accepted that, but never asked anybody from other barns or horse places if their horses act up when it gets colder and no horse people I know in real life outside my barn where it's just...
  2. Horse Health
    I live in a part of Nevada where it gets pretty cold but hardly snows. Right now it has been cold and snowing for about 48 hours straight and the wind is starting to pick up. They live in a medium sized pen where mud puddles easily form and stay for days even with sunny weather and have no...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi! I never had this problem in my old location (I moved last year to this icy, cold island) but I was wondering about what to do in the case of subzero temps when the horses are shedding out. My mare is starting to shed out with vigour and I'm a little nervous since we're still experiencing...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hi, I got to thinking, since it is starting to get colder again now. Should I blanket my horse? I will tell you some about her, and her schedule etc.. She is a 6 year old Morgan. In regular work, we work most days of the week whether it is riding, lunging, longe lining, or ground driving. She...
  5. Horse Health
    I am looking for ways to tell if a horse is cold is chilly enough that they need a blanket. I am a little worried, especially at night that she may get too cold. We are going to be having some nights around -9F soon. She doesn't have the fluffiest winter coat and when I felt between her legs it...
  6. Horse Grooming
    So, I'm competing in an event within the next 2 months, and it grows rather cold during the winter months, so I don't clip or blanket my horses. My horse and I are competing at beginner novice, but it's also a pony club rally and I'm a C1. I don't want to do too much to his coat so he'll still...
  7. Horse Training
    My 4 year old mare has always had a problem with Cold weather. She gets really.. "moody" . And act's out. And becomes harder to handle. She has not healthy problems that would come or show with the cold.. anyone have any tips ? .. She is NOT being worked hard in the bad weather. Any idea's or...
  8. Horse Talk
    I just took in a gelding that had been abandoned and it all happened a lot faster than I thought it was going to. He has been out in a pen by himself until he got use to the new environment and updated on vaccines & wormed. Well... we got hit with a storm today, they have been saying it was...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Winter has finally hit MD full force today (25 inches of snow...unheard of in these parts)! For those of you who encounter snow and harsh conditions regularly what are some of the best boots and gloves to ride in? Any websites that I could order them from? -Thanks!!
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