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post #1 of 40 Old 10-24-2008, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Prevent snowballs in shod horses

I believe I heard that you can spray Pam (used for cooking.. its nonstick) on the bottom of the horse's hooves to help prevent snowballs from forming.
Is that true?
What else can be used to stop or prevent snowballs for forming?
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post #2 of 40 Old 10-24-2008, 05:47 PM
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Yup Pam works. I use Vaseline it seems to work for a longer period of time.

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^^Yep I was going to say Vaseline! It's always worked for me..although when I did have mine shod(shawed?) I never kept shoes on in the winter. But it helps for non shawed(sp?) hooves too.

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how much Vaseline do you put on? A thin coat just to coat the hoof, or a thick coat?
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or anti snowball pads (nailed on under shoe not a good idea for thrushy horses) . . . Or pine tar

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He's not really thrushy. He has had it in the past, but doesn't have it ATM.

I would rather just put something on his hooves (incase we don't have a bad winter) than get the pads. But thanks for suggesting that!
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yep no problem . . . I've only ever had them on my horse once and that's cause he came with killer driving shoes w/ pads and studs and the whole deal . . . My extrainer wouldnt turn him out w/ other horses till we reshod him . . . She said that he could kill w/ those shoes

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What are snowballs?

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What are snowballs?
Balls made of snow

... Sorry had to say it!

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Very funny! No, seriously, I've never heard of snowballs on a horses feet.

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