Originally Posted by QuietHeartHorses
I have heard a lot of people talk about this, how come it never happens to my horse?
My barn owner skillfully uses a hammer to break it up. Not too hard, obviously, just enough to loosen the ice so it can be picked out.
It depends on the snow and the temperature. If the snow has a lot of moisture in it and the temps are near freezing/thawing temps, the snow will pack in their hooves. Think of snow that makes great snowballs to throw. Now, if the snow has little moisture or the temps are really cold, the snow doesn't stick as well.
I just use the hoof pick and pick and scrape it out. Posted via Mobile Device