His feet looked really short to me. Not badly shaped or anything, just really short and no shoes. When I talked to the agency he's with they said they'd get shoes on him this week and get that barn's vet to clear his legs for jumping before I spend any more taking my coach to see him or getting my own vet to take a look.
Is it possible that a bad trim and going barefoot after having shoes for 4 years made him lame? Could you guys show some pics of how short hoofs have to be to affect their soundness? I'm hoping that he'll be okay with shoes, if I put them on him and let his hoofs grow out for a while would it be possible to have him go barefoot? Could this just be going shoeless? Obviously I'd consult my farrier on how to keep him pain-free but I'm curious as to if anyone else has been in this situation.
I'm sorry I don't have any pics of his hoofs themselves, but you can kinda see them here.