My boy keeps losing his front shoes/pads. Lost one last week, so we trailered to the farrier - who is 70 miles away (one way). He fixed it for free, but now, one week later, the other shoe & pad came off. Our next farrier visit is scheduled for 8/21 at our barn. We are on a six week schedule.
I don't really feel comfortable waiting until then, because I assume it is not good for a horse to stand higher on one foot, even if it's not that much. I would think it causes problems for his hips, back, etc.
What do you do when this happens fairly close to the next farrier appointment - do you leave it, pull off the other shoe, or get your horses to the farrier right away? We love or farrier and want to stick with him, even though there would be others who are closer. Any thoughts?