I've sent an e-mail to the other decision makers with the message that we need to make some changes for horse health. I hope they listen.
Dawn lost a shoe yesterday in a big pasture with lots of tall grass. I thought the odds of my finding it were low, but decided to try anyway. I had seen where she had done some of her playing at turnout. I made a circuit of the lower area of the pasture where she'd been rolling and playing, and what do you know, there was the shoe sticking up out of the grass! It's still usable, so there's a little money saved.
This morning I ordered a trail riding permit from our local forest preserve district. There are a number of nice preserves with excellent horse trails within an easy driving distance. The permit doesn't cost a lot - $35. I've been meaning to load up Maisie and go to some other locations for a while, and now that she's at a barn with no trails I'm more motivated. She also needs a break from time to time in her more intensive training regime. As soon as my back's recovered enough to hitch and unhitch my trailer, we'll be on the road - I'm hoping to get her out perhaps once a week.