With Maryland temperatures reaching record lows and more snow days than we've seen in many years past, finding the motivation to leave your warm house to go out and work your horse can be hard to find. I will admit, on the frigid Polar Vortex days, I went to the barn only to check if Picasso (Pig/ Pigpig) was warm enough in his blanket, and after ensuring a toasty pony, I promptly fed him a treat and hightailed it back to my still warm car to escape the blistering cold. This time of year should be spent keeping your horse fit and active, but with this cold snap, I thought to myself "What is worse, not riding Pig or riding him when it's super cold?" So I decided to look up the facts and get some tips on how to ensure that I was doing all could to keep Picasso comfortable and working even in the extreme temperatures.
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