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errrrgh snow!!!

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chocolatecakeystuff Fri 18-Jan-13 19:53:39

I HATE the snow, girls have been out once since Monday.... three daily muck outs.... wet.... cold.... disgusting... slippy horrible stuff!!!

I guess we were spoiled last year with not much of the white stuff.

Paddlinglikehell Fri 18-Jan-13 23:48:43

I know the feeling. It looks beautiful, but completely messes things up. I am doing two other horses today and tomorrow, because their owners can't get here - I live next to the yard!

The horses cant go out so tidying up two extra beds, nets etc., isn't any fun in the freezing cold. It is 11pm and I still feel cold.

Callisto Mon 21-Jan-13 08:09:53

I like it and it is so much better than the bottomless mud we've had for the last 6 months. Having said that, my boys are both out all day and just coming in at night.

How come your horses can't be turned out?

chocolatecakeystuff Mon 21-Jan-13 13:43:06

The endless mud has all frozen & liable to cause broken legs. Currently mucking out5 a day now as owners can't get here, and our horses are a load of pansies. Turn them out, they roll then want to come in again x

Pixel Mon 21-Jan-13 17:37:42

Mine's loving the snow, he hated all that mud, though I'm dreading the thaw!
He's been very sedate over the rutted bits, I think they are ok when they are out all the time anyway. It's the ones who are stabled who tend to go a bit bonkers when they are turned out in the snow.

horseylady Mon 21-Jan-13 19:36:03

I've heard if two horses who have broken their legs in the snow sad both pts. Very sad.

chocolatecakeystuff Mon 21-Jan-13 20:53:07

Oh how awful :-( stupid weather :-(
Kind of makes me feel better for not turning out tho.

Paddlinglikehell Mon 21-Jan-13 23:53:06

We turn out in the sand school for half an hour or so, whilst mucking out, but our field is deathly near the gates and the snow is so thick, they can't graze properly and stand there looking miserable.

Horrified at the broken legs, glad I haven't turned out too.

Callisto Tue 22-Jan-13 08:21:43

I know all the drawbacks, and it is more work, but I still prefer it to mud.

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