Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Does this sheet make my butt look big?
Monday, vehicle traffic had compressed the snow into icy sheets. We passed on riding and instead I was invited on a hand-walk to the salmon pond. The larval humans requested a ride, but FarmWife and FarmHusband denied them out of consideration for everyone's safety. I focused on the safe placement of my feet, and we arrived without mishap.
I have a few general observations to share on the matter of snow and hoofies:
1. Easyboot Epics are great in the snow. Good traction. No balling.
2. Vaseline really works. If you are dealing with snow balls forming in bare hooves, slather the soles with vaseline before venturing out. Repeat several times weekly or as needed.
3. Nothing as pretty as a fresh, clean hoof. A ride in the snow is one way to scrub 'em! My back feet (bare during my ride) looked as fresh as a baby's bottom by the time we got home (though, to tell you the truth, I'm not so sure what's fresh about THAT. Babies poop all the time!).
Until next time, may your weather be mild and your footing secure.
Ears to you,