What To Do When Winter Strikes!

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  • Fun things to do in the winter with my horse
  • How can i keep my horse entertained in the winter

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    10-29-2012, 01:18 AM
What To Do When Winter Strikes!

Hey guys! I was wondering, as the whether gets colder and colder, what are some fun things to do with your horse to keep them fit and entertained? My horse and I love to jump, as well as do dressage. He is very smart and likes to be challenged. Anyone got any good ideas?
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    10-29-2012, 01:21 AM
Green Broke
Trail riding, hills and obisticals!
I'm working alk winter to get ready to show in the spring!
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    10-29-2012, 01:31 AM
Do you have access to trails to ride during the winter? I ride my horses all year outside on our trails as our BO plows them in the winter. I also find riding in the deep snow on the trails that aren't plowed quite a workout for them too. You just need to start out slowly to build up their endurance. It's a lot of fun! My Canadian mare is great in the winter as she gets a great workout pulling the sleigh and our non horse riding friends and family get to enjoy an afternoon sleigh ride and hot chocolate.
    10-29-2012, 01:48 AM
Yes I do have access to trails, my horse loves them! The only problem is if I want a long trail ride the only option is to go down a hill that can get pretty slick in the winter.
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    10-29-2012, 10:25 AM
Lynx, don't ride straight down the hill. It's easier on the horse's joints if you ride a zig-zag pattern. Cattle build trails like that.
    10-29-2012, 12:53 PM
If you don't pull shoes in the winter and I highly suggest you do to keep ice from balling in the shoe you can use Pam cooking spray to keep the ice out of the hoof for your ride it should help with slickness
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    10-30-2012, 01:38 AM
Okay. And I know not to ride straight down, however the trails a road with a ditch on either side and its hard to find good footing.
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    10-31-2012, 02:19 PM
You could always get down and walk it

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