I said basically the same thing in my thread asking about what to expect from the vet appointment, so I hope it's not against the rules to say it again here.
I had the vet come out today. He did some imaging and determined that Sam has arthritis in his right pastern and some navicular damage above his hoof. He said it likely flared up now because of the farrier's corrections and the fact that he was sitting a long time before I got him.
For now the vet said it's not bad and I should be able to ride him normally if I treat it. I'm supposed to give him supplements, avoid deep/soft footing, and let his heel grow back up and just have the farrier ignore the slight club foot.
I'm hoping it doesn't get worse any time soon, but I can try injections and a suspension boot if it does.
Vet said it has most likely shown up before, too. I really wish the seller hadn't kept it from me. I still would have bought Sammy -- he's the perfect horse for me -- but I at least could have had him on G&C this whole time and told the farrier so he'd have known not to mess with the angle on that hoof :/
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