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[RC] Shoe-pulling horse - Barbara McCrary

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I know that there is more knowledge and experience amongst Ridecampers than anywhere else I can think of.  So, I submit this question to all; perhaps someone out there can shed some light on this problem.
We have a very nice gelding, beautiful conformation but a very short, strong back.  He could carry a tank on his back, it is so strong.  But with long legs, a short back, and a long over-reach, he is a chronic shoe-snatcher.  The most recent incident shows that he is reaching forward and grabbing the medial branch of the left front shoe with his left hind.  It comes off with only a bit of a bobble in his gait.  I've learned to be suspicious when I feel that bobble.  This time, I looked down and thought I saw both shoes.  I was wrong, and about a mile later, he was flinching and I began to be suspicious.  Foolishly, I was not carrying an EZ boot and I rode home very carefully.  He is rather sensitive to being barefoot.  I thought that using over-reach boots was going to solve the problem, but that was not the case this time.  Putting EZ boots on over his shoes helps but I'd rather not have to do this.  Big nuisance.
Our farrier is excellent.  He could fit the shoes tighter but of course that is not good, as it causes contraction and lowered heels.  Does anyone have brilliant ideas on how to deal with this? 
Barbara McCrary