Took this today so you can see what we do.I might have to give that ago the mud near the gate in the winter field is horrendous and it's the only way out of the field it's just like a mud bath for pigs and it worries me with his feathers and mud rash but I make sure I put loads of mud barrier on his legs before he goes out so gives him some protection.
Iv got some turnout boots for him but hes lost one so can only use the 2 front at the min and I idealy want to protect all four of his legs not just 2
That's good I'm certainly going to do that with ozzys feathers will make such a difference and Like you say yours comes in clean which is what I want with him too.If it looks messy it will grow back. It allows the hoof to dry and the mud doesn't clog up underneath.
She comes in almost clean.
I'm not a fan of rugging really I prefer them to be without and natural my other horse I had pts was the type that needed ruggingIf she's had to be in for anything I don't rug unless unwell. To solve the nippy corner I hung two large nets and filled with a combo of hay and straw. It blocked the breeze and she could nibble if she wanted.