Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In the rainy, wet north west.
I am from Washington. I know your helpless feeling. It pours and pours and our paddock gets -very- nasty, to the point that I've lost shoes out there and not found them until summer. O.O The best thing to do is to get ride of the mud. Do your best to push it out of the way, build banks to act like a funnel to a safer place. And then add gravel.
If you are not in an area like mine, where it's not as bad :) (then I would consider you lucky!) Just add gravel everywhere! Your horse will not slide on the mud anymore. It will be deep until she packs it all down. Don't be conservative. Get a good amount of gravel in there. Good stuff. :) Horses usually will avoid the slippery mud when they can, so even if you can just make a path using the gravel, she'll be better off. Hope that helps! :)