15 Steps to Minimizing Theft of Horses and Equipment

Individuals can take several precautions in the management and care of horses, facilities and equipment to minimize the risk of theft. This article contains 15 steps to minimizing theft on any horse farm.

Almost any victim of horse theft can attest to the emotional and economic effect of such a crime. Over the past several years, both large- and small-scale owners have suffered thefts of horses, trucks, trailers, saddles and other tack.

Horses and equipment are stolen from:

  • Barns
  • Farms

Cold Weather Feeding Practices for Horses

As the temperatures begin to fall in the early winter months, horses require additional energy to stay warm. This additional energy requirement usually calls for changes or alterations in feeding practices. This article explains how cold weather can impact your horse and what you can do to make your winter feeding program more efficient.

The Impact of Cold Weather

During cold weather, the horse requires additional energy to maintain its internal body temperature and keep warm. The exact amount of