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post #11 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 12:24 AM
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In the winter I just don't jump at home. When I didn't have my own horse at the barn I took a jump lesson once a week. That's all the jumping I get. Its still like that. I can't jump without an on duty instructor because of insurance so I only get to jump once a week in the winter. That's only if I'm taking lessons at the barn. When I used to not go to a barn I just wouldn't jump in the winter yea it sucked but I would rather choose that than the many number of injuries my horse could get jumping in the 4-5 feet of snow we get.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
we jump just fine in the snow, but I always have snow pads put on my boy, with Borium on his shoes over the winter months so we wont have issues with his footing
i'm unclear about what this is. (Borium)
i googled it but this is all i get:
Borium is a generic name for tungsten carbide crystals embedded in a carrier material, usually used to provide traction for horses.
Borium usually comes in the form of steel or brass tubing with a matrix of tungsten carbide crystals in it, coatings, and on the head of nails for use in and on horseshoes.

I'm just not clear about how this works? is it a chemical reaction to the snow?? like... when you salt snow it melts?? We don't get snow here... but i'm interested to know what/how this works!
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 09:01 PM
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We trailer to an indoor arena at a nearby facility almost every day. With about 6 competition fit horses and frozen ground outside it's pretty necessary. They charge $10 a horse, and you can stay for however long you need to.

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post #14 of 16 Old 12-26-2010, 09:10 PM
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"Borium is used by horseshoers to add traction and extend the wear on horseshoes. It is a substance (metal) that is harder than steel, aluminum, and the road surfaces. It grips the road and keep a horse from slipping around."

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post #15 of 16 Old 12-27-2010, 11:38 AM
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I jump in the snow all the time, as long as your not jumping to high its ok :)
and also make sure you move the jumps around because you will pack the snow down and make it slippery
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-27-2010, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by hflmusicislife View Post
The place I board at is crap, and they don't have an indoor.
Then why do you board there? They did not have an indoor when you considered the facility - you can't complain that they don't have one now.
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