thank you guys so much for your responses. I love this forum
everyone is so helpful!!
I think we have found a potential farrier, and he might even be able to come over as soon as tomorrow (hope hope hope) If not then maybe next week. My father's girlfriend (who has NO experience with horses.. and was the only one present the last time the horses got their feet done and didn't know any better to ask the guy why he barely clipped them and didn't round off their feet AT ALL..
) apparently spent 2hours watching someone do about 8 or 9 horses today at a local farm that takes in rescue horses. She said they were all barefoot too. I would have liked to have gone myself, obviously, but I couldn't get the time off work and she happens to have this whole week off. ANYWAYS.. she claims that after talking to and watching this farrier for two hours she realizes that the last guy didn't do it right (duh?) and that this person will be much better and has been doing the feet of the horses at this farm for about 15years with no complaints.
Bottom line, I just want someone
to come take a look at my boy!
Barefoothooves -- I was worried about it possibly being an abscess, but I don't know that much about them to really take a guess. I'm hoping its just a bruise and something he can recover from quickly/easily. Or maybe its just the terrible trim job itself causing him to limp?
Kitten_val -- Amigo trips alot too, and I originally thought it was just because he was clumsy haha but now I think he just can't walk because of his awful feet! Poor guy
Northernmama -- not all of his feet are this bad.. but they aren't that great either. I had him on some hoof supplements back when I first got him. He had been shod before and had just lost his last shoe when he arrived, and I thought maybe supplements would help his feet out. He just finished off the last of that a couple weeks ago. Hopefully this new farrier will be able to help us out.. and find the real reason behind his slight limp and ease my fears about that crack