Have you thought about riding him in easy boots or renegades....ole macs....or some sort of hoof boots?
That's what I do.....keep two of the three horses barefooted and ride them in boots. Our third horse has soft hoofs and we've kept him in shoes. The plan is to get him barefooted this winter and in boots in the spring. We'll see.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.