Thank you for all of the information. The farrier is coming next week, so I am anxious to see what he has to say. He is a new guy that has never seen this horse before.
I did write down what you have all suggested so I can ask questions. It is sometimes frustrating to be at the mercy of the "professionals", which is why I like to get thoughts and suggestions from this forum .
His previous owner used a farrier that she was happy with. Supposedly he is certified in barefoot trimming and a lameness expert. However, everyone that knows and has worked around this horse insists that his heels are low and/or under-run, he has always been "ouchy" after his trimmings, and don't know this farrier from Adam. I even had another owner come by me the other day and comment on how this horse had "no heel" and "didn't look right". Huh. I guess I need to really educate myself on how to identify a good, healthy hoof.
I will let you all know what the farrier says and, if I still have concerns or doubts, I will try and post some pics to see what your thoughts are.