On Sunday it rained and then froze... then a few inches of snow. So the pastures and pretty much pure ice. Is there anything I can really do to avoid my horse getting hurt? I went up to the barn last night to find that all of the horses were in the barn, the BO was in the hospital all weekend for treatment so her dad brought them in and didnt let them back out because of the icy conditions. I let April out in the arena for a couple hours while I cleaned and she had a few close calls with slipping but really wanted nothing to do with being out there... even the walk to the arena was a bit edgy since she wasnt sure footed and was getting worked up about it.
So what do you do when everything is engulfed in ice??? I have a hard time walking on it.