Well thank you for the kind words.... I also suspected the rescue had to have had some knowledge of his condition, by their own vet, or just from their experience, but we will never know.
The vet stated his condition was acute, and didn't even require the xray for a diagnosis(even though xray was going to be $35). Stated anyone with some horse knowledge can tell you immediately that his feet were really bad.
Working feverishly for an entire month packing and soaking, only to be devastated by the vets diagnosis. We are going to be left without the poor guy and this feeling of failing miserably... I wouldn't wish these feelings on my worst enemies(if I had any) Saving money for an entire year to give to these people for this big beautiful horse we thought we would have forever.....
Don't trust anyone, and always take a vet,