View Full Version : For the want of a shoe...
25th Jul 2003, 08:38 PM
I was talking to some horse owners last weekend and they were bemoaning the fact that one of their horses, a thoroughbred, had lost three shoes, a friend of mine told me today that her horse, also a thoroughbred had also lost three shoes in the last week. Y'know, I think this is a conspiracy starting. I reckon when nobody is watching, horses are pulling out their own horse shoe nails and skimming the shoes into the hedges, they then go about their business looking all innocent and seeming totally surprised when it is discovered that shoes are missing. Be particularly careful when the Farrier comes, don't leave him alone with your horse, they might be in this together, the horse getting a commission for every set of shoes sold. :D :D
26th Jul 2003, 03:32 AM
Good point! I've long suspected my horse has some sort of commission agreement with the halter company, judging by how many he removes and hides!:D
26th Jul 2003, 08:54 AM
Heeee heeeee!!! Love it! Especially as Molly has had the farrier out 3 times in 2 months. I think her belly has got larger from nipping out to the corner shop and spending all that hard earned commission!!!!!!
26th Jul 2003, 09:36 AM
Dually threw a shoe on Wednesday so I couldn't have my dressage lesson on Friday.
These horses are up to no good-they know what they can get away with:D :D
26th Jul 2003, 09:58 AM
my horse is a good girl a set of shoes lasts her 4months. She gets shod every 6-8 weeks and has the shoes put back on with new welding on the toes..
Did you all know that if you put welding on the toes of the shoes they last longer?:D
but my friends horses looses a shoe after a few days of the farrier being there and objects to having it nailed back on because she will throw it off after a day...expesnive horse!
26th Jul 2003, 09:40 PM
What about these fancy boots on the market now. That'll foil their little game. L
30th Jul 2003, 10:05 PM
Mine does the same I am sure he chucks shoes off just to draw a halt to his work. If it comes off whilst out on a hack he does this pathetic stumbly half walk/limp thing until we get home then he miraculously goes back to his normal walk.....he's even had me leading him home for a mile because i felt guilty (and we are talking grass here not tarmac!)
21st Aug 2003, 07:51 PM
Perhaps it is due to the material of the hoof differing between horses.
Has anybody tried some No More Nails in addition to the nails?
It works well on skirting boards and can stick steel.
21st Aug 2003, 08:00 PM
Trouble is 'no more nails' might stick too well, you might never get them off again! Unless you pull the entire hoof off and fit him some new ones.:D
Actually, Floppy's suggestion of welding the toes up isn't such a bad idea, if you use a 'hard facing electrode', the repair will last longer than the original shoe. Mmmm, not sure the farriers would be happy though......:eek:
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