Preparing for Winter

By Krista Lucas

With the dead of winter approaching, it is important to keep equine companions safe and warm. There are plenty of ways to go about making sure animals are properly taken care of during conditions such as wind, rain, ice, sleet and snow.

It is best to prepare in advance what horses will need as winter weather looms. Horse owners may also want to consult a veterinarian for professional advice to make sure a horse will not go without.
Perhaps one of the biggest dilemmas is deciding when it is appropriate to blanket a horse.

This is always debated year after year, with opinions varying. Some factors that go into deciding whether or not to put a blanket on a horse may include the horse’s body condition and coat, adequate shelter, age and location.

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