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 DONT 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 dont 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 dont 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.