Is he fed a high-sugar diet? He looks kind of squishy & pudgy all over... I associate laminitus with an IR, or leaning-toward IR horse.
He was until he came up lame. He's on a super low/no-sugar diet now.
Also, are you confident in you BF trimmer? Do you know that he/she is giving you a correct trim?
I have 100% confidence in my barefoot trimmer and she's been a mentor in many other areas for me as well. After he came up lame and the vet said we needed to put shoes on, I called in the "big guns" so to speak and had a very well-known farrier that actually met my horse when I first got him and had severe imbalances. Not only did he say that the trimming had nothing to do with the issues we were having, but that his feet were a hundred times better than when I first got him.
You horse is being very cautious about where/how he puts his front feet. I'm guessing when he's comfortable his ears travel at wither-height. He's also looking down before he places each front foot.
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When I usually work with him, we're doing clicker training - which did contribute to a high-sugar diet and I'm getting no-sugar treats once we go back to training. We've been working a lot on form without me touching him, including arching his neck and putting his head down. He's a fairly animated horse, so his ears are often above wither-height, though I've been working on getting his head lower. Since we always do this with no aids and while free-longing, he may have been trying to do so during this video.
On the other hand, it could be exactly what you say as well. Even if I was feeling better, I'd be cautious about where I placed my feet if I'd been hurting for 2 weeks. However, "cautious" is still an improvement over what people had to say about his movement before the shoes, so I'll take it. Still not going to work/ride him yet, though.