Whether your horse is barefoot all year or for just the winter months, hoof boots are always a viable option. In the short video below, The Fury is being ridden in standard issue Easyboot Gloves. Snow does not ball up under the hooves, and there is no accumulation whatsoever of snow inside the gaiter, even in the deepest of snow.
If you have to ride in icy conditions, consider adding QuickStuds to any of the trail riding boots in the EasyCare product line. I've been getting some training miles in over the last couple of months in the southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico in some varied snow and icy conditions and I've been very pleased with the way the Glove performs in these conditions.
Stoner on his free-ponying experience near Gallup, NM. He had no saddle, no bridle, no boots and no lead line.
On Sunday, I met up with a couple of friends and rode Far and free-ponied Stoner. I took advantage of the fact there were three other horses for him to hook up with, and it worked well for the most part. We cantered and galloped about ten miles. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable doing it completely alone - Stoner was less dependant on the other horses than I expected him to be.
Have you had any experience in riding boots in snow? How did it go for you?
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I am responsible for the marketing and branding of the EasyCare product line. I believe there is a great deal to be gained from the strategy of using booted protection for horses, no matter what the job you have for your equine partner.