Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
MLS, can you explain how you use a rubber mallet? I am interested in a different technique. The hoof pick thing is tedious.
Sure - We tap - or pound the ice balls out. Typically if you tap at an angle, it will dislodge the major portion of the ball.
Pick up the hoof as if you are going to clean it normally, tap the snow ball out and then use a hoof pick brush to remove any remaining snow.