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        09-11-2013, 11:11 PM
    We ride in the winter we had a ton of snow last winter. Keep your horse bare foot and be super careful of ice. We ride bareback in winter keeps you warmer less hassle too. Also we keep our bridles in the house so no issue with ice cold bits.

    Cooling them off is the biggest problem our horses sweat like crazy so are wet. They also grow super thick coats so takes forever to get them dry. Got to icey last winter to do a whole lot of riding.
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        09-11-2013, 11:57 PM
    Ohh all this talk of winter! I was planning on sticking my head in the sand about it for a while longer.....

    If you ride on fields, mark any badger-type holes with marker posts so you know where they are in the snow

    I have just bought a pair of thermal jodhpurs from kerrits - they promise fabulous results

    I bought a bit warmer from a member of this forum and do recommend it.

    Bring your tack cleaning products inside; they'll freeze solid if your tack room is unheated!

    Make sure you have one working, and one spare water heater to float in the water trough

    Thin gloves and thick gloves - layers work on fingers too

    Remember that when it does go below -20 you should not be working the horses too hard because drawing in air that cold into their lungs is damaging and can cause problems long term. So the colder it gets.... the steadier you need to be.

    Umm that's all I can think of right now but...thanks for reminding me that it's just round the corner

    horse back riding, riding, snow, winter

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