I moved to a new farm and started using their farrier, he even commented on how perfect his feet were. However, with summer being so dry his feet began chipping away in chucks and cracking in the middle on the front hooves. I decided to put front shoes on, everything went well for about three weeks than he lost his front right shoe. The farrier came out and put it back on, the very next day is was gone. So he came again, and again the very next day the same foot was missing a shoe. So right now he only has the one shoe on (which has been on for the entire 5-6 weeks) and now the farrier is coming back out to trim and refit all of his hooves. I am concerned to even try to put front shoes on, but if I don't his feet will begin to crack and chip to the point I can't ride.
Oh and the hoof is not torn at the nail holes, it is like the shoe just disappeared. The hoof was actually it perfect shape the next day.
So any advice? Is it the farrier, he puts shoes on other horses up there and they don't seem to have a problem with losing their shoes. If he was overreaching wouldn't it affect both shoes, it is strictly just the right one. And if he is getting it caught on the wire fencing, what can I do? He lives outside 24/7 and the field is huge, I haven't been able to spot the missing shoes however I have checked some of the fence line and by his run in.
I provided a picture, I am not sure if it is helpful. It was soon after he got shoes put on before he lost the one.