Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: in a field full of horses right up the top somewhere :)
don't ride when the roads have iced, even if snow is ontop- it is like riding on an ice rink and the stupidest thing you could ever do!!
Also- DON'T- I MEAN don't spill water on the yard- it will get tricky and dangerous for you and your horses when it freezes!!
Only travel your horse if an experienced truck driver is driving- a friends pony was nearly killed because the driver couldn't hold the trailer on the road- i'm luicky my dads an ex truck driver- I don't think id have my horses otherwise!
Also have a fleeecy flurosent waterproof exercise sheet to keep your horse warm- if he has wet legs when you get back, fleece bandage them
Vaseline + salt or boots on ur horses hooves to stop snow packing...
If your horse starts getting fat turn her out in the snow for 10 mins without a rug on- shell use her fat energy to warm up, thus loosing weight!
Stay warm yourself- leggings under jods, tons of thin layers- and don't wear wellies!! Your feet will fall off with the chill!! Invest in fleecy yard oots- their tough, waterproof and oh so toasty!!
Wow I could write a book oon this stuff- I still have more tips!! (maybe not for ur question though :P)
99% of the time, its the riders fault.
Flicka 13yo Haflinger Mare.