Originally Posted by ladyicon
because it has been soooo dry here my horse had his hoof crack on a trail ride. My farrier put front shoes on him and now his trot is very rough. He does not seem to gait any. Is he just getting used to the shoes or is this permanent?
What kind of shoes did your farrier put on? Did your farrier do anything else?
If the trim is the same (preferably, to anatomical correctness) and the shoes are a standard shoe (not overly heavy, no toe weights, no grabs, etc.) then it's likely that the horse will quickly adapt. If it does not then something else is going on and you should probably speak with your farrier.