I personally would give it more time.. I think it sounds like shoddy farrier work not the result of going bare. Like people said. 60% of weight is in front. So his its back that hurt...most likely the result of his crummy trim. With a long toe and no heel he most definitely did not do a natural balance trim or he did an aweful version. The first time my boy got his shoes of and a natural balance trim I gasped silently as the farrier just chopped off his toe and rolled his walls. But I had never seen it before. Now, seriously everyone but one person has switched to the new Farrier I found. My gelding was sore for 3 weeks to a month after removing shoes but only on gravel..and it was both his front(he was shod in front bare in back) I would switch Farriers and see what they say. He may need shoes for a bit for that heel to grow out.
I know we don't have natural horses. But I really believe if your horse can go barefoot it is the way to go.. my geldings hooves look AMAZING now due to going barefoot. His frogs make me giddy everytime I clean his feet. There was a lot of chipping in the beginning but now I ride him over gravel, pavement, trail rides with rocky terrain and those feet stay gorgeous. He also hasn't been lame once. His shoes were pulled in spring so the mud and moisture of paddock didn't help him toughen just kept his hooves soft ready for rocks to hurt. LOOSIE can give you a lot of good tips as far as what to look for in a farrier.
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