Not surprisingly, when winter hits, your horse doesn't feel much like drinking ice water either. In fact, the closer your horse's water is to freezing temperature, the less he will be inclined to drink it. Yet it's essential to keep your horse well hydrated during winter. Having your horse's body fluids at optimum levels will be his best defense against the cold—and colic. Adequate water in your horse's system allows him to efficiently digest feed and convert food calories into body heat.
Learn how to properly ground an eletrical fence so it's safe for you and your horse.
When you buy a new property, or want to redo your fields and pastures fencing to safely accommodate horses, you want to do it right.
Taking your horse out of the pasture seems simple enough. Just open the gate and walk on through, right? Well, that's not quite the case if your horse has pasture-mates eager to escape behind you and your horse. To help keep the rest of your horses contained as you exit the pasture, try these seven simple steps to get through the gate.
It's not unusual for horses with too much free time on their hands to start chewing wood. This does not mean the horse has deficiencies, assures Dr. Eleanor Kellon. However, it can wreak havoc with your fences, pillars and posts, not to mention your horse's digestive tract.
Electric pasture fencing is a quick, inexpensive way to contain horses and to make existing fences safer and longer lasting. A mild shock of the electric pasture fence provides an effective deterrent to keep horses from chewing on, rubbing against, or pushing through pasture fencing.
The equipment you need to keep your fields trimmed and your riding surfaces level will depend on how large these areas are, and how many horses and riders use them.