Protect Your Horse from Ice-Related Injuries

Slick ice can bring a horse down in a single stride particularly if he’s wearing shoes. And the force of a fall can break bones. Even if a horse manages to stay on his feet the effort required can pull deep muscles in his shoulder back or groin leading to long-term lameness. That’s why it’s essential to treat all the iced-over areas around the barn before taking horses out of their stalls. Road salt may seem like a logical choice but some people avoid it because it can burn the paws of sma