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Message from Alayne: Overcoming Winter Woes with Environmentally Friendly Horse Keeping

Alayne Blickle

We can get through these wintry times with grace and chore efficiency by implementing a few simple techniques, such as having an assortment of the right tools for manure management and installing proper gutters and downspouts. Not only do making these changes benefit horse health and make our chores smoother, but they also allow us to be good stewards of the land.

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Prepare Now for a Chore Efficient Winter  

Alayne Blickle

For a horse person it’s hard to get excited about winter unless you are ready and set up for a chore-efficient season for you and your horse. As it is with almost everything, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are a few key tips for things you can do now to help ease you through those tough times ahead when you least want to deal with winter’s little (and big) surprises. 

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Last Call For Winter Chore Efficiency

Alayne Blickle

On a horse property, winter can mean different things for us horse owners: less riding, difficulty doing daily chores, perhaps more indoor time to clean tack or plan for special outdoor projects next summer. In a year like the last, it can also mean record mud to deal with during spring break-up (the time-period in between winter and early spring, when things begin to thaw).  

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Horses Get Winter Blues Too

Alayne Blickle

Yes, the weather can be frightful as increasing darkness and cold temperatures descend upon many of us around the country. We thought this might be a good time to revisit some of the different ways that you and your horses can beat the winter blues, before boredom (and possibly vices) take hold.

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Take Winter by Storm: A Checklist for November

Alayne Blickle

Review your horse health routine with your veterinarian. Good dental care, a vaccination program and regular parasite control are important components of a regular horse care routine, but with the start of cold weather when your horse may have trouble maintaining body weight or condition, they are even more important.

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