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My Horse Lost The Same Shoe Twice In 3 Weeks

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    02-21-2012, 04:12 PM
  #21
Yearling
When I was showing my horse, he would ALWAYS do this. Same foot everytime. The 3 others, it take a bomb to get them off. But my farrier always tried to use a few nails as possible. After we went through everything (diet, confirmation, angles, types of shoes, etc.)it just came down to he put a few more nails in the one shoe. Problem solved, LOL Never lost it again.
But now that we don't show, he's barefoot. And you can, it is a nicer way to go. JMO. I think some horses "bad" feet could be cured if they actually just got to use them
     
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    02-21-2012, 04:18 PM
  #22
Weanling
My farrier suggested just trying to fit the shoes differently to keep them on before going barefoot so that's what we are doing. My biggest concern going barefoot now is i'm beginning to increase her workload so I can hopefully start showing her soon.

He replaces the lost shoes for free but the frustration is what's getting to me! He just put them on yesterday morning and one is already off! We'll see what he has to say this time lol. He also tries to use as few nails as possible because he doesn't want her to damage the foot if she does pull them off.
     
    02-21-2012, 04:37 PM
  #23
Yearling
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Originally Posted by loveyourhorse    
my farrier suggested just trying to fit the shoes differently to keep them on before going barefoot so that's what we are doing. My biggest concern going barefoot now is i'm beginning to increase her workload so I can hopefully start showing her soon.

He replaces the lost shoes for free but the frustration is what's getting to me! He just put them on yesterday morning and one is already off! We'll see what he has to say this time lol. He also tries to use as few nails as possible because he doesn't want her to damage the foot if she does pull them off.
That's why we tried using as few as possible as well, the xtra nails was a last ditch effort that just happened to work. Sounds like I did the same thing you do, barefoot in winter or not working to much, and shoes when they're getting worked a lot.
     
    02-21-2012, 05:05 PM
  #24
Foal
The hinds are usually better developed than the fronts. Even though most of the weight is on the fronts with a standing horse, its the hinds that take that transferred weight and drive the horse forward, hence, working harder and better developed, easier to transition and should be uneventful to her when you remove them.
Don't forget the nutrition. It takes a healthy hoof to hold onto those nails as well.
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    02-21-2012, 05:09 PM
  #25
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by loveyourhorse    
just an update for everyone... this morning I went to ride smoochie and now she lost a hind shoe.. ughh! The frustration continues...
Are you able to find it so he can see what she is doing?

Or what her pasture mates are doing? Just like walking too close to the person in front of you and you accidentially step on their heel . . .
     
    02-21-2012, 05:23 PM
  #26
Weanling
@mls, I was able to find some of the front shoes she lost a little while back and based on how they are bent the farrier said that she is stepping on the back of them. So he fit her a little tighter yesterday and fingers crossed they stay on!

I guess I shouldn't have said she "lost" the hind shoe, it is actually still attached. He asked me to leave it until tomorrow morning when he comes to replace it. Looking at the shoe it looks like it is now sitting to the inside of her foot which makes me think she stepped on it herself. Underneath the shoe, the nails are bent all funky like it pulled partly and then her weight bent them all when she stepped again.

As far as another horse stepping on them.. she only lives with my 8yr old mare. Smoochie usually follows the 8yr old around so I don't think my other mare could have stepped on it.
     
    02-21-2012, 05:27 PM
  #27
Weanling
@missyclare, as far as nutrition for a healthy hoof.. i'm not sure what she could be lacking to cause an unhealthy foot that won't hold nails.


I'm wondering if removing the hind shoe's would help her to not step on the font ones? Or would it make no difference??
     
    02-21-2012, 05:30 PM
  #28
mls
Trained
[QUOTE=loveyourhorse;1371858


I'm wondering if removing the hind shoe's would help her to not step on the font ones? Or would it make no difference??[/QUOTE]

Shod or not, if the end of the shoe is protruding enough, she will step on it and either bend it or remove it.

As far as her hind shoe - is she in danger of stepping the nails into the sole of her hoof? I would worry she would bruise or worse and then abscess . . .
     
    02-21-2012, 05:38 PM
  #29
Weanling
I don't think she will end up getting the nails in the sole of her foot. The nails are still in their original holes they just came out enough that when she stepped down the shoe slid and the nails bent with it.. if that makes sense. The shoe is not loose where I can wiggle it at all, its still very tight just not where it's supposed to be.

Ughh not sure what the best way to go is...
     
    02-21-2012, 11:42 PM
  #30
Trained
Hi,

If the shoes have moved out of place, even if they're not loose, they NEED TO COME OFF NOW. Yes, there is real risk of puncture wounds & other damage if they're left. Anyone who has their horse shod should have some shoe pullers & have been taught how to take them off, for emergencies such as that. On that note, I'd want to have a very good look for the lost shoes & not leave them floating around the paddock too.

Have you got pictures of her feet? Re barefoot & competition, dressage is the only comp in Australia at least to disallow hoof boots - something silly about unfair advantages or such.
     

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