Sprung shoes-how to prevent?
So I get to the barn and once again, my horse sprung a front shoe. This is the second time she's done it to a front shoe within a week of being trimmed/shod (and I've only had her 4 months). I'm trying to figure out what's causing this and what some possible solutions are.
a) should I keep bell boots on her?
b) could it be due to footing outdoors in turnout? it is a bit uneven in spots. So far, she has never sprung a shoe while I was riding her. I would suspect she's doing this in turnout versus the stall but don't know for certain
c) do I need to look into having the farrier trim/shoe her differently?
d) do I need a new farrier?
I don't tend to notice her interfering while lunging or riding unless she's getting long and close to being due for her next trim.
Her hooves flake and wear quickly when barefoot so I've been putting shoes all around on her since I got her in June. She was a bit off when barefoot as well which I think may have been due to tender soles especially since the ground was quite hard due to the dry weather which I'm sure didn't help either.
I've been giving her SmartHoof for the past several months hoping that will help. If I can get her to where she can be comfortable barefoot, I will be thrilled but not sure we'll ever get to that point. In the four months I've had her, she's sprung a front shoe twice (within a week of being shod) and a hind shoe once (when she was close to being ready for her next farrier appt).