Originally Posted by Kayella
Is he being treated for thrush currently? If not, I'd do so. If you plan to take his shoes off, he will definitely be lame because of the thrush eating up his frogs. Is his shoulder impairment a conformational issue, or an old injury? An imbalance in his his hooves could cause some shoulder soreness. How long has he had his shoulder issue?
I believe it's an old injury but we just aren't sure. His past history is very much a mystery except the past 3 years. I never heard anything about it from farriers previously, nor vets, however it could have been easily missed. The way the current vet and farrier describe it is an old injury, so that's what I'm going to refer to it as.