Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
There are other ways besides a nailed on metal shoe to protect a foot that is certainly valid and can improve hoof health and retain soundness. Casting for example with or without the nifty inserts they make. Rubber shoes. Hoof boots. Chances are, the horse isnt being shod properly or at a proper time interval for his feet if he constantly has LOOSE shoes and is throwing them. Someone isnt thinking outside the box or willing to spend the money it takes or simply put some bell boots on the horse if he is being shod properly. Im betting he has long toes and under run heels as many many many of them do that have these problems and it isnt being recognized or there is a diet problem that isnt allowing good hoof growth. Very very few horses actually have genetically bad feet. They have poorly kept feet (environment and/or trimming applied) and poorly fed feet (even if the horse looks fat and healthy) .
If he is ok (IE sound) to ride with a loose or thrown shoe, Someone is dropping the ball on this. Period.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 03-12-2013 at 12:50 PM.