When Oliver came to me he had front shoes on, poor guy was slippin and slidding with them on (past owner had her farrier put them on due to a small crack in his hoof) so my farrier took them off and said he had really good strong feet and the crack was gone when I had got him, so he has been barefoot since mid August now and I havent had any issues with it.
Here is my problem, that just recently accured.
Oliver got trimmed right before his move to my trainers barn (week of Oct 15th) Everything went fine and no issues, he ws getting turned out into a dry mud free paddock everyday so not soft or thrushy or anyting.
Just two weeks ago ( or about give or takea couple days) my trainer texted me asking if I wanted Oliver's feet done cause her farrier was coming out that day. I told her he wsnt due till the end of the month but since it never hurts to have a second setof eyes look over his feet and tell me what he thinks, I told her if he had time to jus look at him and if not that was perfectly fine.
Turns out he had time and when he looked at his feet, he found a rock between the walla dn the whiteline in his front right toe.
Now I am very good at picking his feet out, I do it everytime before ad after I ride and he gets them hosed off and picked out after coming in from turnout. I never sawa rock or any indication there was somthing there. He took it out and it was so deep it left about a 1inch hole in his toe (he is still not showing any signs of soreness or swelling or anything)
I was really glad he had time to look and feel so bad that I and my trainer somehow missed this?! He said it was oly somthinga farrier would really know to look for and it wasnt my fault.
So does this mean my farrier missed it? I am torn between keeping her as my farrier ater this and wondering to switch over to my trainers farrier, who costs a little bit more but am tottally willing to pay the price if he's beter then my current one.
What do you think?