I'm leasing a WONDERFUL little horse who's feet have been sorely neglected for a very long time.
What I was told was that he had a really awful shoeing job and then was switched to be barefoot with a new farrier. Unfortunately after that he got off schedule because no one wanted to pay for the farrier to come out and so his feet became very over grown.
They were trimmed about two weeks ago and he was VERY sore after wards, to the point of obviously limping. Today it was brought to my attention that he was acting lame and shouldn't be doing ground work.
I took a picture of his worst foot with an off-center frog. Called the vet and am waiting for a response and appointment but I wanted to get some opinions and advice while I wait.
I was told it was so bad that he shouldn't be let out of his stall to do so much as light ground work in a round pen. I'm going to do what the vet suggests but at the same time I want to be prepared with more opinions and the right questions to ask.
I hope this rambling makes sense, thank you so much for your time!