Schneiders Top Winter Barn Essentials

While the weather may stop you from riding as often this winter, barn chores can’t always be put on hold. We’ve found some of our best products that will make winter barn chores less of a hassle and keep you warm too.

Stable Supplies

We always expect stable supplies to hold up even if used every day, but winter can be especially hard on stable equipment. With that in mind we’ve come up with some top picks that are durable enough for every day, including those tough winter months.

Stable Supplies

One of the worst parts of winter is frozen water buckets and it’s not always an option to have heated water buckets. The Dura-Tech® Strainer & Ice Breaker will make breaking and removing ice from your horse’s buckets easy, keeping your hands warm and dry. It can also be used the rest of the year for removing hay and other debris.

For cleaning stalls to carting your barn laundry around, the Multi-Purpose Muck Cart is both lightweight and sturdy. Not only is this cart easier to maneuver than a wheelbarrow, but it also rolls easily with one hand and fits into tight spaces with ease.

If you’ve ever cleaned stalls in freezing temperatures, you know how important a durable manure fork is. The When blankets are not in use, the Easy-Up® Lightweight Collapsible Horse Blanket Bar is perfect for keeping blankets, coolers, or sheets out of the way but ready to use. When not in use, it simply folds down to save space.


Clothing may not help make barn chores go any faster but staying warm and comfy is half the battle for winter chores.


Winter barn chores often put us at a disadvantage, too much clothing and you’ll be too warm or too little and you’ll freeze. Wearing multiple layers can help alleviate this pain, making your time at the barn enjoyable again. The Ariat® Ladies Lowell 2.0 1/4 Zip Baselayer is a great option for your base layer attire.

A great jacket is vital for keeping warm. The Ariat® Ladies Real Grizzly Jacket is a durable jacket with a rugged outer shell that keeps you warm and cozy while providing protection from even the toughest barn chores.

Gloves may not seem that important but warm gloves and work gloves aren’t always one in the same. For winter they’ll need to be. The Kerrits Ladies Hand Warmer Gloves provide warmth and flexibility for comfort in cooler temperature. For heavy duty work gloves the Mens and Ladies Tuffmate Goatskin Gloves are perfect. Don’t be deceived by how soft they feel, they’re made for barn chores or yard work.


Grooming in the winter isn’t always pleasant. You can’t bathe if there’s no hot water and often horses are dry and itchy with little relief.


You can bathe your horse no matter the weather with our Insta-Hot® 2 Portable Horse Washing System. Whether at home or a show this winter, you’ll have hot water whenever you need it, so no more cold baths.

For horses that are dry or itchy the Ultra® Nourishing Hair Moisturizer will help moisturize skin and hair, while also strengthening it. To help with shedding and everyday grooming the HandsOn® Grooming Gloves are the ideal solution. You can use them on your horse’s face and body without having to switch between curries and they can also be used to enhance distribution of natural oils during bathing.

Keep warm and make your barn time hassle free with these items. For a wider selection of winter barn essentials, look at our complete guide.