Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Can you post hoof pictures?
From what you say, it sound like he needs rehabilitative hoof trimming, which is done over time, allowing internal structures to heal, that were stressed by the high heels and long toes.
This has to take place, before you even worry about him riding sound on all ground
From what you say, I assume he has some soundness issues, due tot hat long standing neglect, which sounds like leaving shoes on too long between re sets, was part of the problem
I picture a horse with long under run heels and stretched forward toes, which leads to navicular syndrome.
I don't get over grown sole, unless there is a lot of dead retained sole, which should be removed
Far as riding, depends if he is sound, and I would use hoof boots for now, while he is under going corrective trimming