Max felt great tonight..until he threw his other shoe. Sigh.
I thought that shoe looked suspect when I cleaned it out before our ride. His hoof was starting to look too big for it...probably growth from his hoof supps. Not really knowing if it were a big deal or not I decided to hop on anyway and focus on some light work.
Our walk isn't as solid as I'd like it to be. A lot of times Max gets really slow and hokey in the walk, and when I ask for something peppier he'd start trotting. I focused on getting him moving off my leg with half halts to keep him from taking it into a trot. He's been so forward lately it doesn't take much.
After fifteen minutes of circles, leg yields and serpentines we moved on to some trot and a fun easy-going canter. About the second time around a circle was when his shoe came clean off, taking a chunk of hoof with it!
The rest of the time was spent wrapping his foot with the life-saving diaper, vet wrap and duct tape combo. Oh and cuddles..lots and lots of cuddles!