Ok so I did it!!! 1 week ago today I had my new Natural Hoof farrier come out and do my boy. He comes very highly recommended by others that own OTTB. So 1 other women at the barn and I had him do our horses feet. He had been out of shoes for about 7 weeks. The farrier did not take much off did a slight mustang roll and took pictures and measurements. He said that there is no reason why I could not ride him after every trim.
Well.... my boy is not rideable now... I am not saying it is from the trim, but the day before the trim he rode just fine. I think it is mostly in the left front but he has some tenderness in the right also.
This is only noticable while at the trot in the arena where the sand isn't as thick as in other places.
So basically he is tippy toeing and taking really short strides or will stop trotting as soon as we get to a hard spot.
So I let him rest for 2 days and came out again and lunged him to see how he was and still no change.He actually pinned his ears at me when I tried to get him to canter!!(he never does that)
So maybe he has an abcess? I know I need some boots but need to wait to get $$ from Christmas before I can afford any. What should I do?
And no there is no heat anywhere.