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Fall in place: Preparing horse properties for winter | Guest Column

A worker removes horses from pasture. - Courtesy photo
  • Sep 23, 2014 at 1:22PM

You can count our Pacific Northwest winters being cold, wet, dark and windy. During most winters you can add snowy and icy to that description. There often are at least a couple storms that wreak havoc on our normal horse chore routines for days on end, stretching into weeks for the unfortunate. As it is with most everything, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here is a list of preparations that if done in the fall will help ease you through a difficult winter season. Follow up by attending any of the King Conservation District’s free educational events listed below to get more ideas and assistance with implementing these techniques.

 

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