Cold Weather & Winter Hacks for Horses

We asked our online community to share their favorite cold weather and winter hacks to make life with horses easier, here’s what they said:

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A Primer on CBD for Horses from Trove CBD

A Primer on CBD for Horses from Trove CBD

Trove CBD has partnered with us to help inform horse owners about CBD use and specifically how it can benefit our horse and equine partners!

Navigating the CBD Equine Obstacle Course

Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, the availability and popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products for people and animals has skyrocketed.  Use of CBD for pain, inflammation, and anxiety in horses has become mainstream, and positive results have been widely reported.  But there’s still a lot of confusion out there about CBD for horses.  Does it work?  Can I give my competition horse CBD at or before a USEF or FEI show?  What about my horse who’s in training, spooks at the same mailbox daily, or is rehabbing after a layup?  What product should I choose?  While additional research is needed, here’s what we know.

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Why is my Horse’s Urine Red?

Why is my Horses Urine Red

We tend to notice this in periods where there is snow on the ground. Our horse’s urine turns red or a rust color once in the snow. Typically there is no need to panic (but if your horse has health concerns or you want to be sure – always reach out to your vet). However, if the stream of urine coming out of your horse is orange or red, call your vet immediately.

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Wildfire Resources – Evacuation and More

COLORADOR WILDFIRE RESOURCES - EVACUATION AND MORE

It is no secret our state is on fire and many people and animals have been displaced, and are continuing to be displaced. Here is a list of helpful resources within the state for helping receive or provide evacuations for horses/livestock and more. We will add to the list as we find more resources (feel free to message us to get any links added).

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Current Air Quality

Current Air Quality in Colorado

As the fires continue in our state, it is important to note the air quality and air quality advisories if we plan to work our horses. If the air quality is too bad and there are too many particulates you can cause difficulty breathing, coughing, and even infection if horses are worked too hard and inhale too many of those particulates. If you can smell smoke, see ash,, can’t see the mountains (or other distant landmarks you can normally see), or in general have a harder time breathing yourself, it is probably a good indicator that you might want to let your horse have the day off of strenuous work.

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Helping Horses when there is Wild Fire Air Pollution

Helping Horsees with Wild Fire Air Pollution and Smoke

This year seems exceptionally bad for our wildfires, and in turn the air is smokey and causing a variety of health concerns including difficulty breathing, sore throats, burning eyes, runny nose, and more in humans AND animals. How can we help our horses when air conditions are like this?

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Grass Seeding for Small Acreage Property

GRASS SEEDING FOR SMALL ACREAGE PROPERTY

If you are anything like the majority of property owners in Colorado, you face the constant battle of keeping your grass healthy and the weeds at bay. Luckily we have some great resources available to us to help keep our property maintained and healthy.

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An Inexpensive Way to Film Your Rides when you are by yourself

Film Your Rides with Pivo

Have you been looking for a way to film your rides, when you don’t have a friend/trainer/partner/etc. around? It looks like Pivo has recently stepped up their game for us equestrians.

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Animal Cruelty in Weld County

ANIMAL CRUELTY IN WELD COUNTY COLORADO

You may have seen the image and story circulating social media and the news about a Weld County horse that was severely underweight, with very overgrown feet, unable to stand or eat. That horse has been euthanized and the horse owner was cited with one count of animal neglect, a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 18 months in jail.

What you might not know are all the details leading up to the charge and euthanasia. So here they are:

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What does the Stay-at-Home Order Mean for Me and my Horse?

With this tragic COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic that has hit the world, many states are issuing Stay-at-Home orders (including Colorado). While every municipality/county/state is going to be different, we will highlight some of the important facts for you especially revolving around us here in Colorado.

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