I purchased a 2 year old paint stallion a few months ago. We had him gelded within a few days because we just weren't wanting to deal with a stallion. I want to send him off to begin training soon, but I have been having some issues with him ever since I got him. I'm hoping I didn't just purchase a horse that had underlying health issues (shame on me for not getting a vet check) but he moved perfectly fine when we met him.
Anyway, at first I thought he was walking funny due to the gelding. But then a month passed and he was still walking "funny". And he didnt want to do much else than walk. My farrier was out to trim him and agreed that he looked "off". I took him to the vet for a lameness check. They said he was sore on all four feet and xrays revealed thin soles (I think he said 6 mm but I can't recall for sure). There was no bone rotation or anything like that. He suggested shoes and rest for 2-3 weeks. But he also said it would be quickly apparent if the shoes were going to help. I have tried to work him slowly on the lunge line with no results. I didn't push him.
Now it has been 5 weeks since the shoes went on. He walks just fine but doesn't want to trot at all. I see him occasionally running in the pasture but it isn't long lived and he NEVER trots. I have a follow up appointment at the vet this week.
Any words of wisdom? Either he is hurting or he is EXTREMELY lazy. I've been putting durasole on his feet for about a week. Ever seen anything like this in such a young horse? I attached his xrays on his front feet