Personally, I'd ditch the shoes altogether, especially with that farrier. While I understand there wasn't much to work with, any competant farrier that shoes should know that the shoes are too big and those nails are horrid. I'm surprised he didn't bleed the poor thing with that nail placement..Farrier needs to go back to the Nail Block (4x4 to practice driving nails, straight, with the correct taper on the correct side). The nails look like he had the taper pointed to the inside of the hoof instead of out.
I can't comment on the cracks..I've never had to deal with cracks that bad and I don't believe I ever will since I keep up on my horses. But yes, he should be expected to take off the flare, just about to the white line. Not to mention, he needs to balance those feet as much as he can, because they look nothing alike and the hooves individually are NOT symmetrical or balanced. Bad trim job..while it was an improvement, the job done is still not that great, sadly. Posted via Mobile Device