Every year I take pictures of Gen playing in the show. This year though I tried to keep the playing to a minimum because I was worried about the footing and Gen’s Feet.
As you can see below, my horse who is barefoot is getting snowballs in his feet. You can also see that his feet are looking terrible in the winter weather. His wall is starting to separate from the foot and it is scaring the crap out of me! I am told that the snow packing in a small space is what is making it grow. Not good, especially since my pony LOVES the snow and is out in it for many hours a day. At least my Farrier will be out Saturday to try and help.
I was always told that a barefoot horse was fine in the snow. I never knew that they could get snow balls. I know I am a worry wart, but look at the gap between his foot and the floor. It is so scary to watch him walk in the barn…he is basically ice skating.
Clearly Gen is not bothered by the fact that he can hardly walk. Look at him galloping along in the field…
And here he is doing a “flyby” as I am yelling at him NOT to run. He wasn’t getting it. He knows that every year after it snows when I get my camera out it is time to show off. He wasn’t getting that it was like an ice rink this year! He really is awfully cute though isn’t he?
And this is supposed to be my normal “snow shot” but my horse is so freaking dirty that I hate it and I refuse to use it as my shot for this year. It must get above 50 at some point soon so I can give him a bath! This makes me want to put a blanket on him…to bad it is too late 😦 Did I ever mention I wanted a black horse?