Mud and bell boots
I just started using a new farrier last week after mine moved far away. A week later, my horse threw a shoe. This is the first shoe he's ever thrown in the year he's been wearing them. I'm not sure how much was my horse and how much was the farrier, but that's beside the point right now. He mentioned that I should have my horse wear bell boots wroth it being muddy out so he doesn't throw another shoe.
I've never had an issue before with the ground being muddy and him running around like maniac before. He has amazingly strong, healthy hooves.
Can someone explain the relation between muddy/soggy ground, bell boots, and thrown shoes? I understand mud and thrown shoes, even though it's never been an issue in the past through the previous spring, fall, and melty winter.
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