I am getting back into horses after a long hiatus. And I'm having trouble with mud. The horse I lease is in rough board at a nice facility. But the paddocks lately are completely mud--foot sucking, ankle deep mud. It's nearly impossible to walk in there for a human. I sank in so deep on one step last week, I was almost mid-calf deep and almost fell over--in a pen with 5 horses in it. My lease horse is very friendly and people oriented and is usually waiting at the gate for me--unless there is mud. Then even she doesn't want to leave the shelter--which is in the middle of the paddock. How do I navigate the mud safely to go get her? I hope this isn't a stupid question. I figure others must deal with this and maybe someone has some tricks. Since it's not my property, I can't fix the paddocks--but I'm considering carrying some wooden boards with me or something, or getting snowshoes? It's very dangerous when I have the horse in hand and I can barely walk and she's sort of walking over the top of me when I get stuck and stop suddenly. The other problem is frozen peaks of mud tripping me and bruising my feet thru the boots. I hope someone can help. Or it's going to be a long Winter.