Riding and working in the barn in the cold can really take it out of you, so it’s important to know how to dress. Dressing correctly is the difference between frostbite and slightly chilly comfort. Here are some must-haves for riding and working around horses in the winter months. (more…)
We know what to do to keep ourselves warm and toasty throughout the winter months, but what about our horses? What can we do to help them? Take a look at these tips from Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Medical Director and Staff Veterinarian. (more…)
“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” This may be true, but there are things you can do to encourage your horse to drink. Read what veterinarian Joyce Harman has to say on the topic. (more…)
Even though we can see the light at the end of the tunnel as spring draws near, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are still gripped in the clutches of winter. Want to make things a bit easier on yourself? Check out these winter must haves for your barn. (more…)
Owning a gray horse has its perks, but come winter, every gray horse owner must face the inevitable: mud. Today, Kristen Brennan discusses the five stages of grief associated with facing the long, hard winter with a light colored horse. (more…)
“If I was spending half of that ride hand-walking around particularly questionable areas already… what if I just stopped bothering to actually ride, and spent that time working on the ground instead?” (more…)
While we might be experiencing a little bit of a thaw in parts of the United States this week, there’s plenty of cold weather on the way. Kelly Munro of Lighthoof counts a few hazards for which horse owners should be on the lookout.
Only January 5 and we already have our first major winter storm under our belts. Here’s how you all got through the East Coast’s “bomb cyclone” — because winter weather wasn’t already scary enough before we started calling it that.