so..we have had a surprise hit of snow for that past two days. The 3 horses are unprepared for this (no winter grip in the shoes to stop snow packing in and preventing the horses walking around on stilettos) basically what do i/we do? do we take the shoes off compeltely until january when blacksmith comes again? do we ask someone to take shoes off, installed grip and nail shoes back on through same holes?? - that idea im not so sure off with because the field is soo muddy i reacon the shoes would just rip off. sugestions please (other than the greasing idea as i tried that today and it was useless) how do you all cope those without winter shoes??? the horses have an open stable - half matted half paved. which has no doors the stabling itself i reacon would be too confined if we were to seperate them up and ''shut'' them in...and they have a small paddock then are allowed on all year round when not out in the fields. Paddock - water logged...very muddy...our wood chip idea worked for milder weathers...but for extreme weather was not enough. oh such a mess!!! usually elja has in november already the winter tyres on her hooves but new yard, new horse owners, blacksmith lives 3hrs away and wont come down for 3 horses...black smith was in area last week...new owners said to wait until january because evil Anne told them we wouldnt need it...and we do!!!!!!!!!!