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tim62988 11-28-2012 08:55 PM

Snow Ball feet
so what do you guys do to keep the snow from balling up in your horse's hooves?

ours are all barefoot but the pony's hooves almost always have a ball of snow/ice when she comes in for grain

gottatrot 11-29-2012 02:43 AM

Spraying the bottom with no-stick cooking spray like PAM can help.

Trinity3205 11-30-2012 05:51 PM

Also make sure the ponys trim is current and her heels and wall are not left too long. .

Catpeedontherug 11-30-2012 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by gottatrot (Post 1777128)
Spraying the bottom with no-stick cooking spray like PAM can help.

I do this for my dogs feet in the snow.
It usually doesn't last too long though, so keep the bottle with ya.

(sometimes it doesn't last because my dog licks it off. lol.)

Sherian 12-06-2012 09:26 PM

shortening or vaseline work okay - apply generously

SueNH 12-09-2012 08:31 PM

cross country ski wax

However if I haven't been slacking I get no snowballing. The ice pops out in little patties when they are kept trimmed.

RedHorseRidge 12-09-2012 08:45 PM

I bought some Sav-A-Hoof protectant. It kills fungus/bacteria and has carnuba wax to repel mud/snow/ice. So far, so good.

tinyliny 12-09-2012 08:50 PM

Where we are, the snow is very wet and compacts like cement . no wax or shortening will work for long. If the horses are shod, it's a mess and we dont' put the snow pads on. it just doesn't snow enought to make a difference.

I wish I knew a good, cheap solution.

RedHorseRidge 12-09-2012 09:04 PM

We get very wet snow too. I've found I need to treat my mare's feet about once a week. Otherwise, when she comes into the barn, she's about 3 inches taller...

Catpeedontherug 12-09-2012 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 1791991)

I wish I knew a good, cheap solution.

I know right?!?
The other day I tried the hoof boots in the snow.

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