My horse went barefoot all winter and was perfectly sound and then I had shoes put on his front feet for spring. I recently had my horses feet trimmed by a new farrier. When the new farrier came out I had him take off his shoes and just trim and I explained to him I wanted to go barefoot.
After the trim the farrier explained that the heels were slung under and causing the hooves to shift and crack the sole due to not enough heel and too much toe. (Attached are before pictures.) The farrier said he had taken off the excess toe and had trimmed his foot to where the heel is now where it should be.
I rode my horse later on that day and noticed he was very sore on all of his feet so I immediately got off and called the farrier (My horse has always been sound. Never had any issues with his feet before this.) He said to mix betadine and sugar and pack that on his hooves for a few days. I packed that mixture on his hooves for 3 days and let him rest on the 4th day. Today I rode him, it has been 5 days since the trim and my horse was still somewhat sore, not as bad as the day he got the trim. While riding at the jog I noticed he was dragging all of his feet but mainly dragging his back feet. He never had this problem before now! I need opinions! Why is he suddenly dragging his feet? Should he still be sore? What does it sound like is wrong to you?