Ditto his feet should be trimmed according to what is correct for him.
However, that is not my thought.
Did you have a Pre-Purchase exam on this horse?
Also, it's a concern to me the previous owners are not very willing to talk to you. Please have this horse examined for EPM -- please
------------- EPMhorse - Symptoms can be anywhere in the head or body
Some researchers feel it can take as long as two years for symptoms to appear.
I would like nothing better than for you to tell me, his tripping is nothing but needing trimmed. I've seen this innocent tripping before, with a young lady's first horse, who also happened to be a TWH.
The tripping went on for several months, with a couple different farriers trying everything they knew to correct him; with and without shoes.
One day he went down with her and that's when she called the vet, at the insistence of several of us on my local forum, and he was diagnosed with EPM.
In the beginning, she never saw him trip in the pasture; only when she rode him. I theorize that is because he was in complete control of his movements in the pasture.
Again, I really hope I am wrong and all he needs is a good trim