Yes, we did do the absolute bare minimum 10 days ago when the shoes were pulled. While he isn't sprinting around his paddock, he's been walking around just fine so far. Today he walked on pavement, concrete, sand ring and even gravel with no problems. I do agree that a more productive trimming needs to take place since both feet need to be cleaned up. I was going to wait a few weeks, but since he's doing this well, I think sooner is better. Watching him walk around finally landing heel first tells me he's ready for the next step.
Trinity, in regard to the pancake foot, he is a classic high/low. Farriers have neglected to manage it for years. Part of the reason I went ahead and did the fronts was since his low foot has crept so far forward, his heel is no longer under his base of support. The goal is definitely to get that foot back under him. I'm confident my barefoot trimmer can get things back into line.
Thanks for all you input everyone. Hopefully the next set of pics will show "wow" results.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.