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So my horses had their feet done the day *before* we got a bunch of snow dumped on us (along with some awesome subzero temperatures). The subject of 'popper pads' came up and I declined having him put them on having never experienced the gloriousness that is taking a claw hammer to the foot of a wiggling three-year-old in an attempt to remove the six inch tall ice wad from his shoes. Good times indeed. I believe I will start raising funds to head to Florida. Anyone there care to loan me some barn space until about April? ;)

Uploaded by morgane at 02:35 on 11 December 2013


Gravatar Posted at 05:09
Wed 31 Dec 2014
by Kaley

I live somewhere between Western and Central Oregon, and we really don't get much snow. Although I wish we got more (most years it doesn't snow at all) there is something to be thankful for.

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Gravatar Posted at 17:55
Sun 26 Jan 2014
by Peggy L. Packer

I have been told PAM or any cooking spray will work. The trouble is, you have to apply it every few hours (I did) or it doesn't work. My old mare has "special shoes" that happen to be aluminum, for some reason snow doesn't stick to these so she is in the clear. I am in North Central OR at the foot of Mt. Hood and we normally have 3-5 ft of snow until April (not this year so far). Snowballs on horse feet are the pits to remove.

Gravatar Posted at 14:06
Wed 11 Dec 2013
by Dianne Berto

I am also in Southern Oregon. I have not found anything that helps this from happening. We have tried lots of things over the years. We do not normally have enough snow for it to be a problem, but that is not the case this year. Even the barefoot horses have this happening. No fun at all. I may be joining you in FL, Morgane !

Gravatar Posted at 11:50
Wed 11 Dec 2013
by SunnySD

Snow stilts affects the unshod, too. I'm told Crisco spray helps, but haven't ever tried it. Thankfully, conditions have only only been right for one day of suddenly taller horses here.

Gravatar Posted at 11:07
Wed 11 Dec 2013
by Scianna Augustine

I would, but we're in Southern Oregon with six inches of snow. I think our one shod horse is enjoying it - he trots towards his stall and then slides in, courtesy of the ice balls in his hoof, like a little kid running and "skating" down the supermarket aisle.

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