I will be curious to see what other folks say about this, too. I don't know as much about feet as I'd like to know.
my friend's horse has a club foot, but it doesnt' look like that at all. It's really upright and kind of "thick".
To be honest, she doesn't look like she has a lot of hoof on her. If you aren't going to ride her she might be ok barefoot. but I dunno . . . I feel doubtful about it.
I had the farrier out to shoe Mac and he looked at Joker , who is in his 3rd barefoot month. Took J out today and we walk,trot and cantered on trails, but only where soft, muddy and fairly rock free. He told me that he didn't really want to canter up the hills that he normally gallops up.
The farrier said his feet look great, and they do, but as for being barefoot, ,she says you have to just see how the individual horse adapts and how hard you plan on using them.
Mac, who appears to have wondeful feet in pictures; big, nice hoof wall; is very tenderfooted when he throws a shoe.