Fall/Winter Checklist For Horse Owners

Need help getting your to-do list organized? Then, MyHorse.com is here to help with our monthly checklist. Let this Fall and Winter checklist keep you up to date on everything.

Winter is coming upon horse owners quick, but many horse owners do not have a list in order for caring for their horse and ranch this season. Check out our winter checklist for tips and reminders in caring for your horse this winter.

  • Unpack and launder winter riding clothes
  • Invest in orange vest for riding during hunting season; consider outfitting your horse with fluorescent halter and/or saddle blanket
  • Check tack room heater for function and fire safety; condition and store leather tack for winter; launder and pack fly masks and summer sheets
  • Critters move indoors when cold sets in, check for mice holes; set mouse traps if necessary; check feed-bin lids for fit
  • Tarp hay to protect from weather; check for holes or tears in existing tarps, replace if necessary
  • Outfit water spigot with heat tape/insulation;
  • Secure horse care if going out of town for Thanksgiving holiday
  • Increase frequency of stall cleaning if horses have moved into barn to help reduce dangerous ammonia production
  • Trace clip for winter riding, if desired
  • Check fences for any early season weather-related damage
  • If you plan to breed mare in ’08, schedule breeding soundness exam for this month
  • Deworm