Thanks for the tips. At this stage he is being trimmed every 4 weeks as my farrier didnt want him going any longer than that and she is going to show me how to tidy them up myself in between trims next time she comes out.
I read lots of great reviews on keratex hoof hardener, I don't think it is just a polish is it? Anyway I might give it a go as my neighbours horses hooves improved greatly on it. I have just started him on a hoof supplement that was also recommended to me, off the top of my head it contains biotin? Which my farrier told me to get him on to.
I really want to keep him barefoot if possible, am also going to get my farrier to help measure him for some hoof boots on the front after he has been trimmed next time too.
I am a newbie to barefoot trimming even though I have read as much as I can on it but I really like how patient she is with him. He can be a bit trying at times!