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        12-09-2013, 02:40 PM
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    Yearling
    Winter has come for us too..

    We have some snow and slightly below freezing temperatures. I am loving it, even though it means a lot more work. Who cares when everything is so beautiful and each morning is an adventure? Tbh, even feeding them is an adventure, not speaking about fishing ice out of buckets etc

    Our fantastic riding team, Me on Teddy on the Left, and our buddys on the right.
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    Teddy is quite a bit smaller than his friend, but also a lot braver, more stable and together they are fantastic anyway :P Love our weekend rides. Even when we freeze to death
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    Winter comes with amazing sunrises..
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    First part of breakfast gets munched away..
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    When someone decides to come and investigate me..
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    Grand munches away
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    Haha Selfie at hairdressing
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    Happy boys..
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        12-09-2013, 02:41 PM
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    Super Moderator
    Gorgeous!!
    Color me 10000% jealous of your snow!
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        12-09-2013, 02:43 PM
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    Yearling
    Frodo, the Cat, is still unsure about winter, but tackles the snow well.


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        12-09-2013, 02:45 PM
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    Yearling
    This is nothing, after scraping the ice off the electric fence (it was snowing wet at first) everything is safe and sound, until the next few feet of snow arrive. Well ok, joking, we haven't had more than 2 ft average here in the past years. .
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        12-09-2013, 02:59 PM
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    Do the horses have shoes on? Doesn't the snow ball up in their feet?
         
        12-09-2013, 03:23 PM
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    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    do the horses have shoes on? Doesn't the snow ball up in their feet?
    Nope, they do not have shoes. And if any snow piles up on their feet, it falls off very fast. Never saw problems yesterday in the forest, nor this morning, or evening when I was feeding.

    This is not the first winter for them living outside, and they are happy, healthy and their feet are in good condition..
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        12-09-2013, 03:57 PM
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    Foal
    It's beautiful !!
    In France, we have snow, we are block ; horses can't go out :/
         
        12-09-2013, 04:04 PM
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    Here, the snow is very wet and heavy, and forms ice balls in their feet. If they are shod, it can be a real problem. Since it only snows here maybe once a year, we don't bother with the snow pads that some folks use with shod horses in teh winter.
         
        12-09-2013, 04:28 PM
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    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MALOTE    
    It's beautiful !!
    In France, we have snow, we are block ; horses can't go out :/
    We are a northern country, we are very well used to snow, and this little amount is actually ridiculus. Cannot wait to ride in a field of 50 cm of snow :P

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    here, the snow is very wet and heavy, and forms ice balls in their feet. If they are shod, it can be a real problem. Since it only snows here maybe once a year, we don't bother with the snow pads that some folks use with shod horses in teh winter.
    Well, I do not plan to get these shod, neither does my friend with our trail buddy. On bare feet the snow does not cause problems, they did not seem to pack snow on their feet when it was wet and heavy.. (2 days ago when it came down) It just made more slush - mud with snow everywhere.. as it snowed on top of wet ground, never froze over till today, and the snow was melting.
         
        12-09-2013, 06:51 PM
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    Foal
    Jealous !!! We never get anywhere near cold enough here to have snow.. It looks so **** pretty ... And fun :):)
    It's actually summer here now :p
    Awesome pics😃 thanks for sharing
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