So, tomorrow evening, my area is slated for a lil' bit of an ice storm (1/4-1/3 inch of ice with an inch or two of snow under it) and once again, I'm not sure whether I should put Lacey in or not.
She has a run-in she can go into but I'm worried about her getting stranded outside of it and getting worried. I mean, the girl can hardly walk across a muddy 1ft wide incline without massive thought, that would she do if her entire, very steep, field turned into a skating rink?
I can close off her run-in so she has a stall of about 12x12, plus what would be equivalent to a tie stall and a short, uncovered walkway between the two...
Also, all her life she's been pretty coddled and we don't get ice storms often, so it's completely within the realm of possibility that she's never been out in ice, like what's coming, before.
The "oh poor baby" part of me wants to shut her in but the "she's a big girl" part of me says to leave her out.
I just don't want her getting hurt, at all, ever. And in this case, I especially don't want her hurting herself since we live on a hill that's completely inaccessible in deep snow or any kind of ice.
I dunno, what would you do?
And this pasture isn't like "oh that's kind of steep" steep, it's "oh dear goodness, putting arms out for balance when it's muddy" steep.