Thats the thing though. With her shoes on we tried to continue walking on hoping it would fall out or knock it'self out but all that happens is her foot rolls forward and she trips to knock it out. Or it gets stuck in and she's standing on 2 inches of ice and snow between her hoof and the ground. Sorry didn't realize there was already a topic on it! Next time i'll search first. I was more worried about the tripping as the ice would build up in a round shape and I was worried she's hurt herself tripping the way she was.
Snow pads go on like any other pad. They go between the shoe and the hoof. If you look at the bottom photo I posted above, that is what it would look like if you looked at the bottom of your horse's hoof.
ok! Thank you Always! I'll let my mom know and she can decide which she'd rather do for her horse. This is why I prefer no shoes myself though.
Depending on the horse and the shape of the hoof - barefoot may not be any better. One of our boarders horses comes in every night with snow balls. We have five horses with shoes on - only a couple of those horses have consistent snow accumulation in their hooves.
Oh that I know all to well. My mom's horse has terrible front feet. So she has to consistantly have front shoes on or they chip up badly. My horse on the othre hand has sturdy feet all around. But that's probably the mustang in her.
oh that I know all to well. My mom's horse has terrible front feet. So she has to consistantly have front shoes on or they chip up badly. My horse on the othre hand has sturdy feet all around. But that's probably the mustang in her.
I'm sorry - you misunderstood. The quality of the hoof does not have anything to do with the snow accumulation. It's the shape and I feel the way the horse moves. Horses 'heavy' on the front end tend to have more build up. IMHO.