OK, I am going to try to address everyone becuase I really need the help
He is on "Horseshoer's Secret Pelleted Supplment" and I use the hoof conditioner "Horseshoer's Secret" also... so we have already been doing that, but I know it will take a while to see a difference.
The reason behind him looseing shoes, from what I can see, is that his hoof is week and brittle, and the nail holes must not hold and the shoe comes off. The farrier spent and hour trying to put a shoe on that would hold, but I think his hoof wall (what little he has of one) just can't hold the nails?
I understand that eventually being turned out he will no longer be ouchy.
I am afraid, however, that he will have no feet left by the time that happens! His back feet arent as bad, but are similair in that you don't have to trim them ever (just round them off) becuase they wear so fast and chip away.
He is not just ouchy becuase he is used to wearing shoes, he is ouchy becuase his feet broke down so much that they are to short and stubby now. I am afraid he will keep this up and do major damage.
Can feet litterally wear down to much to cuase an issue?
Becuase his feet are too short, his hoof wall is very thin and terrible, and I can only round his feet off so well becuase there is nothing there to file!?
And what are the little fiber things sticking out of his hoof?
I will get pictures later today!