Daughter has 2 1/2 year old Clyde / TB gelding. When we bought him I was told his feet were in bad shape. (I get advice from people who are recommended as horse people since I wouldn't know a horse from a goat!)
His feet have been trimmed twice, no shoes, barefoot expert. But despite this, his feet look weird to me. Our mature QH has feet that look more like what I expect horse feet to look like. But the Clyde , his feet don't look like they have enough slope. They look like I'd look if I walked around on my fists, it's almost like they come straight down out of his legs. Blunt. Almost a little club footed.
Is this a Clyde thing? Do they have different hoof structure? Will more trimming correct this and how long should it take? He seems to not be in any pain and moves quite freely. Moves so well he ran up a hill and cleared a 4'6" gate that was supposed to keep him in. Nope...over like an antelope....with weird, lumpy feet.
(Daughter, who is hoping this glumphy monster will be a jumper thought this was a briliant development. Less brilliant when your horse goes running up the road like a crazy person and can no longer be contained in your standard five foot fence!)