Yes, we lost another shoe. *sigh* This time it was while we were working and was his front left. I don’t know what to do with this horse except count down the days until we’ve got his feet balanced and can work on going barefoot.
Thankfully it was a clean pull so as long as he doesn’t get sore, I’m leaving it until the farrier comes out. The ground isn’t really rocky out here and I’m not asking him to do anything crazy. We’ll work through it for a few weeks.
It was a bit of a shit show for a ride too. The jump area was set up for a pole and x-rail class so I figured it would be a good time to practice going over some baby x-rails. Every single time we approached the jump, Gus would come to a stop and FLING himself over the jump even with me encouraging with a whip. When he finally crashed through it I said enough was enough and went lunging him over barrels.
I’m not giving up hope on him being a jumping horse, but I definitely have my work cut out for me! He is not the natural that Dandy is.
Saturday was a super early day for me because I agreed to judge the farm’s lesson program show. Those little kids were so adorable! And they were so nervous. I know a lot of them had never done anything like that before but it was so cute. There were two classes of older girls that really knew they were doing and boy was I impressed. They have a lot better equitation then I do!