Cowboy Bob's Dictionary


Snowball on a horse's hoof

Removing a Snowball on a horse's hoof -- a buildup of hard-packed snow on the underside of a horse's hoof which makes it difficult for the horse to walk -- is just part of normal winter horse care. A hoof knife or clinch cutter does a better job of cutting through the compacted snow than a hoof pick alone.

Photo by Bill Pricket for Bob Lemen. All rights reserved.