NOPE! Of course you don't... After all, your name is Prophet, and you lose shoes like they're going out of style.
Oh, joy. Well, after P was so good last week in the sandbox after not working on anything Dressage related, I had decided that maybe I NEVER needed to practice anything resembling the big 'D'.
This weekend, I took the opportunity to go run around the cross country course for a bit. He was FANTASTIC. Could not have been a better horse (minus one reminder right at the beginning of the ride that he does have a brain, and yes, it is connected to the rest of his body). He breezed over the preliminary questions and felt wonderful - and I was thinking maybe I just shouldn't ever jump him either, since we haven't been over a jump in at least a couple of weeks. Just as I was pulling up to finish, I felt a funny step. Several steps later, another funny step. I looked over to my ground person (and student extraordinaire), Sarah, and said, "I think we are missing a shoe".
Of course he was, and off his bad foot too. I have no idea where he pulled it, as the footing is a bit funny in places in that field, but nothing too worrisome. Oh well, back to buying stock in Duct Tape and Vet Wrap while I wait for my farrier to give me a ring back. I do believe something needs to change in his feet management for sure!
But I'm still very happy with how he felt -- actually it's more like SUPER excited/relieved/ecstatic/etc... but I'll keep those feelings to myself, and say "yes, he was quite good."
Until next time when "As the shoe falls saga" continues...