Today, while climbing a bank out of the hayfield, I sprung my shoe. It had just been put on nice and tight, but I did a number on it. Pulled the inside nails out, twisted it clockwise, and stepped back on the toe clip. There were nails sticking out every whichaway.
Luckily we were not far from home and Brita helped me gimp back to the barn. There she studied the situation, and wished the camera were in the barn and not the car because the sight was so blog-worthy. She was more worried about getting it off in a hurry though so no picture.
Lucky for me she has a nice little farrier kit in her trunk and she was able to remove it without further damaging my hoof. The clip appears to have gone right up the white line and once it was out, my foot felt fine. She put some sticky stinky stuff in the groove though. I hope nothing more comes of it since that is the same foot that gave me trouble last summer.
Hi. My name is William Pendleton Grey. Registered Name "Pendleton". I am an 11 year old American Saddlebred gelding. I live in Western NY with my owner and a couple of other Saddlebreds. I am ridden Huntseat and Saddleseat. I enjoy hacking through the fields, some dressage work, and occassionally a horse show.
I come from a very famous family. My half brothers and sisters are always winning awards in fine harness, and park classes in the really big and important shows. My mother's name is Attache's Galatea (full sister to CH Unattached, Finally Attached, and Moet) and my sire is Deep Blue. Some of my famous siblings are CH Revolver (Day's Grecian Grey), Whitney Houston, Foxy Camilla and Paranormal.
A couple of years ago I tried to learn to be a five gaited horse, but it was a classic case of "white boy got no rhythm". I really like to go Huntseat, and galloping is my absolute favorite. My owner keeps me at home and says I am a "personal riding horse". But, she took me to the local horse show, and I got a blue ribbon on my first try. Maybe we'll go back and do that again. I really enjoyed it!