Volume 34 | Winter Survival Guide

Prepare yourself and your horse for the cold season with our winter survival guide.

Winter Is Coming. Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year again. Water buckets are frozen, pastures are now filled with snow, and trails are covered in slippery ice. Don’t wait until it’s too late to prepare your barn for the cold winter weather. Use our handy survival guide to have everything you need ready to keep your horse warm and cozy all season long. 

This issue is brought to you by Purina.

In this edition of Trail Riding Monthly you’ll receive the following:

  • Tips for Older Horses in Cold Weather

Your senior horse needs extra TLC in cold weather. He should have plenty of forage—such as hay. This gives inner warmth when metabolized.

  • 7 Winter Trail-Riding Hazards

Cold, snowy days don’t keep you off the trail. Put safety first with these expert tips on negotiating winter trail hazards.

  • A Breakdown of Alternative Therapies

Learn how to make the most of chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy in your horse’s management plan.

Read More: Cold Weather Feeding Checklist

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Winter Bonus Tip: Instead of using roadway ice-melt, which can burn horses’ skin if they come in contact with substitute water-softener salt pellets to melt through icy spots. It comes in 50-pound bags, and you can get it from retail outlets and big-box farm or ranch stores, too. It doesn’t burn the skin like the ice-melt that goes on asphalt streets or sidewalks.

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