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  1. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    What is the best blanket for a horse that doesn’t grow much of any winter coat but lives in Texas where days can get a little warm? (I would remove the blanket of course during warmer days!!!) Our lowest temp here in central (Waco area) Texas last year was -1 and is expected to be lower this year.
  2. Pasture management, fencing and riding arenas
    We live in New Hampshire, USA. This past spring we brought our horses home from a boarding facility. This will be our first winter at home and need some advice on winter management of paddocks and outdoor areas. There is so much information about dealing with snow and ice in paddock/drylot...
  3. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    As a new member, I would like to give you some idea about the weather conditions for horses in the Northern Europe (Finland). We still have cold and snow in Finland today, but hope that spring would come to us, soon.
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, Quick question that I already know everyone deals with: my mare has the winter grumpies. She does not like the cold and in the span of two weeks has gone from perfect to pulling her head down and doing her favorite one-legged buck while working. I've only been riding for a year or...
  5. Riding and Barn Wear
    Hey all! I am in the market for new winter riding breeches or tights, and I would love to hear your recommendations before I buy! I definitely want something warm, and not overly expensive, just sort of generic breeches/riding tights prices. I know Kerrits have a big selection but I have never...
  6. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey! Just looking for some advice on what to feed my yearling this winter, I’ve never had a baby before so unsure what to feed to maintain weight/condition but something that won’t give him too much energy and send him loopy, thank you all in advance.
  7. Riding and Barn Wear
    Morning Everyone. We just moved to Northwest PA with our 2 horses and had an Amish built 3 stall shedrow barn built. It currently has a dirt floor and we are debating keeping it dirt or maybe putting a few inches of gravel down with rubber matting on top. This will be our first year with a full...
  8. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hey Guys! I've recently met a lovely old farmer who, due to the recent loss of his wife and crippling arthritis, has not been able to properly care for his horses. I'll be riding and training his horses, in exchange for yard work, which is sort of a win win. Unfortunately, these horses have not...
  9. Trailer and Horsebox queries
    Sorry if this has already been asked. Do you guys keep your trailer out on its own all year round? Mine aren't the prettiest thing in the world but seems to be common practice in my neck of the woods. I would think it would be best to have them under a carport or something... What do you think?
  10. Riding and Barn Wear
    hi! I live in Iowa and it snowed TWO days ago and I do barn chores at 7am. I'm worried we are staring another Polar Vortex directly in the face and I am worried it will come sooner than we think. I have a great pair of insulated boots but I kind of hate them because of how bulky they are and...
  11. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hey guys winters fast approaching and I was just wondering what everyone does to maintain a healthy and long mane. My mare has a long mane and whenever I bring her in throughout winter it's always very knotted and very messy! I have been advised to try products such as snuggy hoods which cover...
  12. Horse Health
    I live in Southern Kentucky & I want to know everyone's preferences when it comes to blanketing. We have always had Quarter Horse's that are very easy keepers. They puff up like cotton balls in the winter and have never had trouble going without a blanket. An obstacle that we have is barbed wire...
  13. Barn, Stable & Shelter queries
    I understand you need to water an arena, then apply calcium chloride. So, I didn't have time to apply the cc before winter. My arena is getting too dusty now but I live in Michigan so my common sense tells me not to water the arena unless I want an ice skating ring. Can I just apply the cc...
  14. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hey guys! I bought my new mare in January. She was a pampered/stalled horse who had probably never had to grow winter hair in her three short years of life. I bought her from a trainer who needed stall space, otherwise I would have boarded her there until the weather warmed up because we don't...
  15. Horse Pictures
    Hello everyone, I just love horses in their winter woolies, and want to see what everyone else's horses look like right now. There's probably another thread like this somewhere, but I couldn't find it haha I do have to apologize though, I do not have a very high quality camera, sooo fuzzy...
  16. 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!
  17. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    So I adopted a 22 year old gelding with Cushing's this August and got him started on pergolide (he's had Cushing's since he was around 7 but was never treated for it and had unlimited access to pasture). He has no access to fresh pasture and gets 4-5 flakes of grass hay per day (and he never...
  18. Horse Health
    Hi All, This question is directed to anyone who lives in Maine or has lived in Maine in the past. My husband is applying for a job in Bar Harbor Maine. We have 2 horses and keep them on our own private farm. If he gets the job, we would ideally like to take our horses with us but I am a...
  19. Horse Health
    Hi there, I just moved to Eastern Washington from North Carolina and I am trying to get everything in my new barn set up before my horses arrive in one week. As I was cleaning up the existing stalls in the barn I purchase, I noticed an old infared light hanging in one of the stalls. I have never...
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