Karl Garson: Wisconsin winters can be hard on horses

The horses I’m thinking of are in a small but significant percentage of the more than 178,000 horses living in Wisconsin that will not [winter well]. They are the horses who have gone without the pasture and feed necessary for them to have grown a decent winter coat, the ones whose hooves or teeth have seen no attention for years, the ones whose run-in sheds collapsed years ago and the ones who are the tag end of a sad story that began with a kid’s request for a horse that now stands pastern deep in mud or its own manure and will stay that way all winter unless it founders and dies a painful death of its own accord.

Those are the Wisconsin horses that concern me.

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Karl Garson: Wisconsin winters can be hard on horses.

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