Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington state
I'm with NorthernMama! I don't understand this situation at all. Every picture you have posted and all your comments worry the heck out of me for this horse. I don't understand the lack of concern or urgency from either the farrier or vet. I do understand Hermoine that this is your mother's horse and I have no idea how much control you have over the situation but seriously, this poor boy's feet look like a nightmare to me. These are hooves you see on a rehab site as the "before" pictures. Going out on a limb here but, someone somewhere has their head up their b*tt and it's the horse whose getting the bad end of the deal. Those hooves do NOT look Ok in any sense of the word.
Hermoine, your instincts are right. He needs help.