Christmas in August?

Well, not exactly. 

As you might have seen in our editor Juli Thorson’s Horse Talk blog, at Horse&Rider, we’re gearing up for November’s issue. That means there will be lots of winter-weather related information within its pages, and again we’re going to ask for your help putting together a story. 

Being from the winter wonderland that is Western Pennsylvania, I’ve learned a bit about horse care in the colder months of the year. Keeping snowballs out of a horse’s feet is tough enough in the winter time, but throw in Onyx’s bar shoes with solepack, and I’m on a new level of winter hoof-care. 

By all means, though, I don’t know it all. I’m sure pounding ice out of water buckets with a hammer isn’t the most efficient method, and I’d venture a guess that some of Horse&Rider’s readers have some great tips for fighting off the ice and the mud around their barns in the winter. (Likely better than pounding open my stall doors with a sledge hammer after they’ve already frozen shut!)

So, for our November issue, we need to hear from you, and we want to hear what your very best tips are for taking care of your horses in the colder, darker months of the year. What makes your life easier in the winter? Any products or you just can’t live without?

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