Not everyone takes their horses south for the winter. So what about those who stay in chilly New Jersey? They have to cope with the snow, frozen ground and a plethora of questions: When is it too cold to ride? Should the horses be blanketed? What about clipping…? Carey Williams, the Rutgers extension specialist, noted "Every person has their own level of what’s too cold and so do the horses," saying it should be evaluated on an individual basis. "We have a hard time breathing when it’s really cold; so do they. When I ride my horses, I look at how they’re breathing. Is it labored? If that’s the case, slow down to a walk or maybe decide not to ride that day," she suggested.
/ / When you can’t take your horse south, dealing with the chill is a challenge