What you need to know for February

Help your horse's blanket last longer

Here four tips for reducing the damage you inflict on your horse’s new winter blanket. READ MORE

Be wary of this winter footing

Cold weather sometimes creates hazardous footing, especially for older, arthritic horses. READ MORE

What horses think of winter turnout

Researchers find that the benefits of turnout time aren't reduced by poor weather. READ MORE

Don't make your barn too cozy

Be careful not to put your horse's respiratory health at risk in your attempts to warm the barn this winter. READ MORE

Are fruit trees safe in horse pastures?

Q: Some fruit trees pose a threat to equine health.

Spotlight on: Trail Riding

Jonathan Field: Taming a trail terror

To head off problems on the trail, make sure your leadership and connection with your horse are solid while you are still at home. READ MORE

7 Things to Teach Your Trail Horse

Make the most of your trail outing this season by revisiting a few basic training exercises now. READ MORE

Article Archive

Teach a horse to accept farriery work

Here are some simple exercises for teaching a horse to accept having his hooves handled. READ MORE

How Herd Leaders Weigh In

Dominant horses may be at a higher risk of obesity. READ MORE

Fire on the Mountain

An ordinary trail ride ends in a harrowing escape as a spreading wildfire cuts off the route home. READ MORE

Learning by observation

Research suggests that foals take their cues from their mothers' behavior. READ MORE

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