Originally Posted by Lexiie
Well, take a super long time warming up
I like using fleecy polos just because it adds a little warmth (and they're super cute ;) )
Don't they get wet?
Isn't warmth on the legs usually considered undesireable?
-Take your time warming up.
-Be mindful of ice - horses can slip on ice! If your horse wears shoes, consider snow pads. Sometimes the snow balls up in the hoof because of the shoes and makes it dangerous for the horse - they walk literally on a snow ball. The pads keep the snow from balling up in a big way and getting stuck.
-Use a cooler if your horse is sweaty and do not turn them out wet, especially if you blanket. The time is going to vary based on your horse's fur, your ambient temperature, etc.
-If your horse turns into a wooly yak, you may want to consider body clipping.
-I would ride in the snow, but not in freezing rain - but that's just me personally.
-Quarter sheets are nice for adding warmth while riding, but some horses get too hot once they're warmed up. Some do just fine. My horse prefers to be warm. I like the style that covers my legs - it's like riding in a blanket!
That's all I could think of off the top of my head.