I'm new to the site so pleased excuse my errors.
I bought a Hanoverian gelding, 9 years old, last year. He is 17hh and about 1,400 lbs. I bought him from my niece who needed the money. Three separate vet clinics said he would probably be best with me because I live on a soft sandy island.
He, Dream, was born with straight back legs. The vets apparently thought he would out grow this poor conformation. He didn't. He has been prone to fluid on the hock, in the past. The joint above the pastern is presently swollen some. This joint is also perpendicular to the ground. There are very obvious problems, though he is in no pain and rides well. Because he is with a herd of horses, I don't use shoes on him or any of the horses. They do occasionally kick each other.
My question is: Would specially made rear shoes somehow help bend his legs in the right direction and take some of the pressure off his rear pasterns. I can present photos, to show the problem, if anyone has any ideas....