Here is my theory on lost shoes…They get lost in a time space continuum when your horse looses them and do not reappear until after the farrier is driving out of the driveway having replaced the shoe.
My other thought? And this is what happened to Gen (who is obviously missing a shoe). Clearly my horse was abducted by aliens because the shoe came out with nails and all leaving his foot perfectly intacked. This had to be the work of other beings because the shoe was not even loose just hours before it came off. The aliens have the shoe and pad and are studying it now and will beam it back down tonight (because my farrier is coming today).
Those must be the only two explanations because I know my horse lost the show in turnout and the shoe is not in the field. Not only that, my horse had bell boots on! What kills me is that the shoe was not even loose and yet it somehow managed to slip off without damaging the foot at all. The barn owner and I spend 20 minutes combing Gen’s field in the blazing hot sun yesterday looking for the shoe and it was not there.
Anyone else out there have thoughts on what happens to shoes when your horse looses them?