Shoe Was A Bad Day...
Get the puns?
Tucker lost his new shoe sometime this afternoon. I kept him in all night and most of the morning. I had a chiropractor appointment, so I turned everyone out for the afternoon.
It was not raining, and aside from some spots around my barn itself, the mud was not bad. I opened the ring gate to the pasture where there was no mud.
Scott had done a good job nailing the shoe back on the foot he'd lost it from, but to tell the truth, that foot was not in good shape as it had a big chunk out of it in the area of the nail holes. I guess there just wasn't enough hoof to hold it when it got wet.
Or else, the frolicking got pretty raucous and Tucker stepped on the shoe. Or....
I called Scott and he said he'd come out sometime tomorrow. If the sun comes out the ground will dry up pretty quickly and that will help a lot, but now I will be trying to figure some way to keep the shoes on until that foot grows back.
The problem with keeping Tucker in is that he gets pretty high when I try to ride him. Lunging does nothing to settle him down either. This does not bode well.
I didn't get to ride him today as I had planned on it for this evening when I discovered the missing shoe. Frustrating now, but more worrisome down the line.
Guess we'll just have to see what Scott says--besides giving me a lecture about turnout. *sigh*
I did find two shoes in the pasture--which is not at all muddy. One was Toby's and one Tucker's but I don't think it's the new one. I'm pretty sure it's the one he lost just before.
I'll go out again tomorrow to do a shoe search, but it's not easy combing three acres.