Originally Posted by farmpony84
when you turn sharp to the right or left is there soreness as you turn? (all the time, not just sometimes) If you hold one leg up for several moments, does he shift the weight in his back end forward or try to put the foot down?
There obvioulsy is no way of telling without x-rays and many times the vet will use the word navicular to describe heel pain. Did he not show any lameness for you until you removed the shoes or was he lame with the shoes as well?
(i posted the rest of the pictures in a reply)
He doesn't like sharp turns to the right. He didn't mind his hooves picked up when I first got him, but after thrush sank in, he HATED his hooves picked up. The lameness started before the shoes were removed. He is much better with his hooves now (it's been 2 weeks), but he will attempt to put them down after a few minutes.