Thanks so much for your advice on this annoying matter!
My TB cannot keep shoes on his feet. This isn't exactly a surprise to me because I know why they keep coming off. They are getting sucked off in the mud of the pastures.
They are probably getting loose because his hoofwalls are soft from the moisture and then he steps into the mud and the goo sucks 'em right off his feet. So I know why this is happening, but here is my dilemma...
I don't want to make him stay in out of the mud in the interest of his shoes because he goes out in a small herd daily. Making him stay in alone while his 5 buddies are outside would drive him bonkers. I've had to keep him in before and it wears on him mentally making him difficult to work with. I can't remove the shoes completely because he is prone to stone bruising and even with the mud, the walk to the pastures is a gravel one and who knows what he will step on outside. He is also very ginger when shoeless and loses some confidence without the support.
So either way, I could end up with a lame horse. So what do I do? I do use a Kerotex hoof hardner (I think that's how its spelled) and he is on Smartpak Hoof Ultra. So his feet are well cared for. Just not good in the mud.
What can I do, or ask my farrier to do to keep these suckers on his feet!? Thanks so much!!!