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  1. Horse Health
    Hello, Here in Virginia we have very wet winters. Given this, much of the time during the winter, the hay is wet. I'm guessing this is not a problem, and to be honest there isn't much I can do about it...but I was just wondering if wet hay could cause any issues for the horses eating it? Thanks!
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a three year old hard keeper who is pasture boarded, has a wind break but no covered shelter. Several other boarders mentioned that they blanket their horses in the winter - I never have blanketed before - any recommendations on blanket types? I think I will only blanket in wet and...
  3. Horse Talk
    what does it mean when you see " mare care wet" or "mare care dry"? And do you think $10 a day for "mare care" is too much?
  4. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone! We seem to always have a rainy and windy winter, so I was wondering about blanketing. My horses sometimes run around outside while it is raining, instead of staying in their barn, so their hair is always wet! I am afraid that since their hair is laying flat that they are going to...
  5. Horse Talk
    ok. it is raining very hard here. I had to ridk my life to go out and get pics for you all. Supposed to rain for the next 5 days, its been raining for one, already inches of water. I uploade the camera, but some pics and a vid didnt come off. I will try again later. Anyway, here they are! ALl...
  6. Horse Health
    A couple if my friends hose their horses legs off whenever they ride (they don't use sport boots or wraps either). And I'm just curious. What is the benefit of hosing a horse's legs off? Is it just to keep them clean or can it help the ligaments somehow in the legs?
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