So, as most of you know, I pulled my horse's front shoes 17 days ago. While he's not at full throttle, he's been walking around just fine in his paddock, trots well on pavement and concrete, and goes absolutely ballistic on grass, cantering, bucking, farting and having a ball. Guess he didn't read the book that TB's can't go barefoot. We've taken 2 rides in the woods and on grass with no issues taking care to stay in all the best footing. Today we decided it was time to clean up his feet a bit since we had only done a setup trim on day one. The trimmer was able to work out a few flares on the high foot and get it into better balance, took some toe off the long foot and is trying to get it to grow more heel. The shriveled heel bulbs are starting to un-contract a bit. Here's the pics. I'm not good at notations, so all the top pics are of the high foot and the bottoms are of the low foot.
Just in case genetics does play a role in this, I found a pic of his mother online and she is standing there barefoot. Go figure. Video coming soon of his gaits.