Possibly moving my horses north..?
This may seem like a silly question, but I'm going to ask it anyway:
I have two thoroughbreds, a 17 year old retired guy (light trail riding due to arthritis and a plethora of other issues), and my 9 year old event horse. My retired guy was born and raised in Pennsylvania, while my 9 year old was bred in Louisiana and brought to Texas when he raced.
I'm considering moving to Montana, now that's a huge climate change. I know how to take care of my horses in 103 degree heat...but snow? That's a whole other ball game. I would absolutely have stalls for them when the weather is bad, they WILL be blanketed (especially my young guy, he's a huge wuss). But how do you turn your horses out when there a foot or more of snow on the ground? Is it dangerous for their tendons and such to be slogging through possibly more than a foot of snow? I want my horses to have as much turn out as physically possible, and obviously there are horses in areas of the world where it snows like crazy...just wanting ideas and tips on how to maintain them in the snow and such.
Neighs from Jayke and Buby!