My boy is approx 12-14 years old. He is kept at a barn where the bedding is cleaned and changed 3 times a day, and the arenas are all leveled and premium footing. He jumps twice a week, big on thursdays (about meter twenty) and smaller on saturdays (around 2 to 3ft max). He doesn't show... at least not yet, anyway. His feet have always been solid since i've had him (about 7-8 months). But has always been in shoes all the way around. I am wanting to pull his shoes next winter (which I would also love some input on). What do you folks think of how his feet look now? These pics are from today after his bath. He was just shod yesterday. I would appreciate some insight on what is the good, the bad, and the ugly here. Sometimes I feel like I just pay people to maintain my horse, and am expected to just write the check and leave them to it! I would like to take a much more proactive stance on my horses well being.
(Post script: The black hooves are fronts, the white striped hooves are hinds)