Originally Posted by JavaLover
Same thing happened to me the other day. This will be my first winter owning a horse too! The snow in my horse's hooves turned to ice, though. I had to put him on the cross ties and jab at the ice with a hoof pick!
Sorry to double post. This is what I did last winter. I didn't have a chance to get my farrier out before we got our snow in, and there's no way my farrier's vehicle could have made it into the barn's driveway, lol. So my poor horse was stuck with shoes while it snowed, and I would sit there and poke and pry at the ice every night before stalling her, it was exhausting and took about 5 minutes a hoof.
And not to hijack, but I have a quick question, how common is it for barefoot horses to get snowballs in their hooves? I didn't want what happened last year to happen this year so I pulled her shoes like, a month ago, lol. Will I not have to worry about snowballs now that she's barefoot?