So this is Nova and I's first winter with out an indoor.. we can trailer to one every other weekend end but that's about it..
I wouldn't mind riding in the cold... BUT Nova has really sensative front feeties when it comes to frozen ground.. she's 100% barefoot.. completely sound just ouchie when the ground freezes. I have front hoof..boots? But there just a pain in the butt.. and take forever to get on/off...
We have a small indoor but that most you can really do in there is lunge in a smaller 15m circle... or walk and or jog.. its to small for Novas normal forward trot.. let alone her canter. It feels like im hurting her somehow.. sometimes ill try and ask for it but I can just see its putting a lot of strain on her legs unless she is really collected and slow about it.. but not being able to run much with the froze/icey ground..shes not very slow about the canter lol
I need to figure out how to keep her fit/in shape for show season.. I worked so hard to get her to where she is Id hate to lose it all.