Last summer I saddled my horse and started out for the day and all of a sudden about a quarter mile from my camp the horse went dead lame on a front foot. I got off and went to pick the foot out and found he had stepped on a rock that had wedged itself inside the shoe and could NOT be pryed out. I had to lead the horse back to my camp and bust the rock in half with a hammer. I would have been pretty stuck if I'd been three hours from my camp and had that happen.
At my old barn, we had keys to the tack room instead of a combo lock. I was constantly losing my key so I had a duplicate made with a leopard pattern because I thought it would be easier to lose. It wasn't, and one day after dropping it somewhere, I was picking out my horse's feet and nearly had a heart attack because the key was there right next to his frog, but it was covered in poo and whatever else so the leopard just looked like this gross, decaying infection.