Originally Posted by loosie
Paint Girl, got any pics? Sounds like you're right that it's farrier error & he trimmed too much... where abouts was the blood that he hit?? That tells me that he probably went so far he was out of the ballpark even! But it could be potentially not as it seems/sounds, so pics would help. At any rate, agree with others to pad those feet. Hopefully it won't take long for him to be paddock sound, but may take quite some time more to be comfortable being ridden without pads. I wouldn't ride at all until he's paddock sound without boots/pads.
What monster horses do you work with Paint?? Baby diapers are OK for most feet.
Sadly I don't have any pictures but the blood I think was towards the tip of his left front. I took both my horses to my normal farrier this morning, he agreed they were trimmed WAY to short. My neighbor, who was having his horses done as well, let my gelding go first because he could barely stand. He was thankfully able to put a full set of shoes on my gelding and he is so much better though I think still a little tender. My mare got shoes put on the front and she is doing well also.
Get this, while my horses were being done the other farrier called back (I was kind of surprised) and he said he would be willing to shoe them but they would need to be sedated. When I said they were having shoes put on he said 'that's good. Just stick with that farrier, I wont do your horses again because they wont stand' I laughed because my gelding was standing without being held or tied while having shoes put on for the first time ever. I told my normal farrier when I move I am kidnapping him and taking him with me.
Thank you all for your help!