Free webcast helps horse owners prepare for winter

Sheltering, blanketing, feeding requirements and access to unfrozen water should be evaluated when preparing for the winter months.

While we are all adjusting to colder temperatures and dryer air, so are our equine friends. Winter can be tough on some horses, depending on their age or their usual climate. Sheltering, blanketing, feeding requirements and access to unfrozen water are a few factors to evaluate when preparing for the winter months. Join My Horse University and eXtension Horse Quest for a free live Webcast on November 29, 2011 at 7p.m. ET and take the guesswork out of winter care and feeding,  

Winter Care and Feeding will be presented by Dr. Carey Williams, an Associate Professor and the Equine Extension Specialist at Rutgers University. Dr. Williams will cover the key factors to consider to maintain the health and well-being of your horse throughout the winter months. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get expert advice from Dr. Williams.

Participants can register online for the Webcast. For those who are unable to attend the live presentation, webcasts are also recorded and available for viewing online at no cost. Other resources offered by My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest include a free monthly e-newsletter and social networks on Facebook and Twitter.

My Horse University is a national online horse management program for horse enthusiasts. It’s based at MSU, one of the top U.S. universities in equine science and management. Founded by the MSU Department of Animal Science, MSU Extension and MSU Global, this program offers equine education courses and resources that can be tailored to achieve horse management goals. For more information, visit

eXtension HorseQuest is an interactive learning environment delivering the most-researched knowledge from land-grant universities across America. eXtension connects people who need information with those who can best provide it — experts who know their subject matter inside and out. Get online answers your equine-related questions, locate horse events in your area, watch instructional videos, take short courses and participate in webcasts with equine experts across the nation. For more information, visit

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