It’s getting cold out there, horse race fans. It’s so cold that at our racetrack in Kentucky, we worry about the horses. Sometimes, people neglect horse care and forget that horses are sensitive to the cold. We would like to remind all our fans to maintain their horse’s body temperature by following these tips.

How to Keep Your Horse Warm in the Winter

Don’t clip your horse

Like most species in the animal kingdom, your horse will grow a winter coat to prepare for the impending cold. Your horse’s thicker coat helps insulate air and maintain their body temperature. However, when you don’t clip your horse’s coat, you must commit to a little more grooming.


If you plan to exercise your horse during the winter, you can clip them. This will lessen the temperature changes caused by sweat. But you may have to also follow our next tip.

Horse blankets

Blanketing your horse is like putting a big coat on. Typically made from thermal fabrics, this coat fits around your horse and insulates their body heat and winter air. Horse blankets will keep them warm as they walk around in the pasture. If it’s a particularly cold night, you can keep them on as you take the next step in horse care.

Stable

To keep out all of the elements of snow, cold rain, and wind, a stable offers the best protection for maintaining your horse’s body temperature. Prepare your stable for the winter. You can do this by adding extra bedding or hay and placing mats near the door to collect and drain the melted snow.

Come to Our Horse Racetrack in Henderson, Kentucky

For more tips on proper horse care, check out our news feed. We keep it active every week with more trivia and information about horses. In the meantime, come down to our racetrack in Kentucky for a drink, food and play our historical horse racing machines. We’ll be happy to see you.

It’s getting cold out there, horse race fans. It’s so cold that at our racetrack in Kentucky, we worry about the horses. Sometimes, people neglect horse care and forget that horses are sensitive to the cold. We would like to remind all our fans to maintain their horse’s body temperature by following these tips.

How to Keep Your Horse Warm in the Winter

Don’t clip your horse

Like most species in the animal kingdom, your horse will grow a winter coat to prepare for the impending cold. Your horse’s thicker coat helps insulate air and maintain their body temperature. However, when you don’t clip your horse’s coat, you must commit to a little more grooming.


If you plan to exercise your horse during the winter, you can clip them. This will lessen the temperature changes caused by sweat. But you may have to also follow our next tip.

Horse blankets

Blanketing your horse is like putting a big coat on. Typically made from thermal fabrics, this coat fits around your horse and insulates their body heat and winter air. Horse blankets will keep them warm as they walk around in the pasture. If it’s a particularly cold night, you can keep them on as you take the next step in horse care.

Stable

To keep out all of the elements of snow, cold rain, and wind, a stable offers the best protection for maintaining your horse’s body temperature. Prepare your stable for the winter. You can do this by adding extra bedding or hay and placing mats near the door to collect and drain the melted snow.

Come to Our Horse Racetrack in Henderson, Kentucky

For more tips on proper horse care, check out our news feed. We keep it active every week with more trivia and information about horses. In the meantime, come down to our racetrack in Kentucky for a drink, food and play our historical horse racing machines. We’ll be happy to see you.