Well, I just recently aquired a strawberry roan, quarter horse gelding. He's never been shod, and just a week ago, he was shod. Now, he's been laying down, and walking incredibly stiff, and yet no heat is in his hoof or foreleg. It only affects his front left leg, and we can't clean his other hoof for the fact that he wont even put weight on it. We've thought it was laminitis, but there are no rings on his hoof, and we're still leaning towards an absess on his foot. We've given him bute, and he seems okay after that. And I also thought today if it was a Salt Deficiency, because he was eagerly licking the ground for salt today, and when I gave him a salt block he licked it for ten minutes straight. Any ideas to what this might be? Sorry if its long :(, im just very worried.