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post #1 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Where do all the hoof picks go??

I keep my horses at home here, and I'm the only one who ever cleans hooves.

I keep the following:

One by the gate of the round pen
One by the hitch rail
One on the cheap and nasty rack of hooks just inside the barn door
Two in my stay at home kit
One in my traveling kit
One in the bucket of stuff I carry down to the mare and foal field twice a day.

Also have them in random barn coat pockets

So why oh why can't I find a hoof pick today???

I know some will turn up tomorrow, I also know that I will be buying more next time I go into town, a regular occurrence.

So where do they all go??

Some friends and I worked out that there is a sock fairy, she comes by and collects random socks, much like the tooth fairy, and instead of leaving money, leaves a barn cat or two. (This has more truth to it than you may think, sock went missing during the week, have new kitten in barn today

Is there a hoof pick fairy, collects hoof picks and leaves you with what I wonder??
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post #2 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 01:06 PM
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I think they all make their "escape" sooner or later and join their friends in an underground hoofpick gang, waiting for their time of power.
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post #3 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 01:15 PM
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My saddle has a hoofpick holder. The rest stay in the tackroom
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post #4 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 01:22 PM
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I have the same problem with scissors.
We don't have any knew kittens around, but plenty of bunnies.
I'm convinced the scissor fairy leaves 2 rabbits for every pair of scissors she takes.

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post #5 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 01:44 PM
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Haha i think hoof picks is just "one of those items" like scissors or erasers or hair brushes and hair bands.
well that's the usual items that always seem to disappear for me, oh and socks! especially socks!
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post #6 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 01:49 PM
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Hmmm, interesting! I always thought my horse hid them because he is a bear about getting his feet picked. I even went out and bought purple ones, thinking, ok, if I drop it or lay it somewhere, I won't be able to miss it when I'm doing my clean up. Sadly, I was mistaken.

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post #7 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 02:07 PM
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The hoofpicks elope with the socks. I mean come on, a hoofpick is even in the shape of a mini sock! They were meant to be and we are cruel for keeping them apart.
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post #8 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 02:44 PM
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So I brought this really nice hoof pick. Very pretty and yellow! I was going to use it on my lease (miss him, i hate moving across the country...) so when I went to pick the pick of the counter it was missing. I heard something land softly in the woods so I looked around and find my pick. I brought it back and put it back up on the shelve. I looked up just in time to see my lease pick it up, turn his head and chuck it. So I gave that pick away, and went back using my old, ugly, and rusted pick. He never really liked new things.

Last week I was tacking up and the last thing I do when I tack up is pick the hooves. I always pick the hooves last for anything I do, I think that its causing these lost picks. Anyway I went to grab the pick and, of coarse it was missing. So I looked around and saw the cat was playing with a new toy, im obbsessed with this cat and ALWAYS pet her. Anyway long story short her new favorite toy is the pick. ANNOYING

Other times I found picks were in the ground, I honestly don't know how it was a foot down, in the deepest darkest corner of the basement and tack room. And finnaly somehow in the feed bucket.

I've lost about 50 others. I KNOW they have minds of there own. -_-

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post #9 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by IslandWave View Post
The hoofpicks elope with the socks. I mean come on, a hoofpick is even in the shape of a mini sock! They were meant to be and we are cruel for keeping them apart.
I'm liking this theory
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post #10 of 28 Old 06-19-2011, 02:54 PM
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LOL, the only way I have found to keep my hoofpicks from running away is to keep them nailed to the wall of the tack room when I'm not using them. Cruel, I know, but it works LOL.

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