I am only 3 weeks in and the heel on his club foot is already contracting, the frog is shrinking, the toe is shooting forward taking the sole along with it, and there's not a **** thing I can do about it!!! I have to continue with the shoes since we have a hunter pace next week and a show the following week. The real "*itch" of it is, this is work from a good farrier. The job looks very nice, but the frog simply is not on the ground and it's all quickly going to hell as a result.
I really wish this horse could go barefoot. But after 6 months, he's still 5mm short of comfortable sole depth on his fronts. I can't show in boots, and it's not like they stay on anyway. I am crossing my fingers that the depth will come once the entire new hoof has grown in, but this setback happening in such a short amount of time really stinks. I spent 6 months getting the frog from the club foot touching the ground. It was finally looking healthy when I had to put the shoes on. I'm not looking for any advice...just needed to rant a bit. Ironically he is very happy in his shoes and moving beautifully.