Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida, the sunshine state.
A second opinion is always good if you don't feel confident about the first diagnosis. It seems like your following your gut instinct, so be confident that you know what's best. It really doesn't look like there is anything wrong with the way he walks, other than he needs his toes trimmed a bit more, but if he's stepping heel first and not flat footed then they are fine. My quarter horse gelding looks the same way when he walks, as if they could just snap at any moment, but it's normal. Don't let another user tell you he's unrideable, if he's not trying to throw you off because he's uncomfortable, then trust that he knows what's best for him. :)