I'd ask her how long it took to fix the problem & get the foot back to normal with this treatment, and what other measures were taken.
Tbh, I can imagine very well that the same thing would happen if we put shoes on Leo, since apparently what's causing the most pain for him is the pressure from the sole on the tip of the coffin bone (so at the toe). This seems to have been caused by the farrier cutting back the hoof wall and rasping off the wall in the front like that, which was an attempt to take the toe back as much as possible and make breakover easier. Before the trim, when he had a lot of wall left, he was clinically a lot better, so I wouldn't be surprised if he got better again by putting some space in between the sole and the ground with a shoe.
The question is though - will the wall load do further damage to the lainae, so that it might be better for Leo to "stick it out" barefoot?
Also, I still don't quite understand what a bar shoe is supposed to do and why it's so much better than a regular shoe...
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