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post #11 of 13 Old 12-09-2012, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by RedHorseRidge View Post
We get very wet snow too. I've found I need to treat my mare's feet about once a week. Otherwise, when she comes into the barn, she's about 3 inches taller...

So, you're saying that applying wax? or shortening once a week is doing the job?

I tried going out for a ride a few years back in the snow and the balls came back after only 20 minutes of riding.
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-10-2012, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
So, you're saying that applying wax? or shortening once a week is doing the job?
The Sav-A-Hoof protectant, once a week, properly applied.
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-10-2012, 12:56 PM
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It's a wet heavy snow flurry outside right now! Yes, both horses had the snowball hooves, not too bad, but I sprayed the cooking spray on them. It is much worse when it's snowed heavily and then freezes up hard, removing the snow balls is tough but if the spray has been used prior to this, they just pop out and then I spray more cooking oil. When the temperature stablizes out and remains frozen, I find the snowball problems don't happen, it is the frozen, melting, more snow weather that causes this.
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