I have recenlty bought mjy Quarterhorse Gelding who is 16.1 hh and nine years old has not been in work since he was two and still has not really been able to be worked since I got him a month ago.
He came with no shoes but was told that she always shod him because the outside of his front left foot grows much faster than the inside which causes him to walk on a bad angle and goes lame.
His front foot was not in the best condition the white line at the toe looked like it was pushed in and he had severe flair on both front feet.
I had him barefoot trimmer which is a relatively new concept to me but where I agist suggested that I go with this method and so I did some investigating into it and really liked the concept.
He is now walking around his paddock alot better than he was before the trim, however when walking from the stable to the paddock there is a concrete driveway I cross over as well as some river rocks next to a pond which both make him limp quite dramatically. Don't want to ride him like this what should I do he has easy boot epics and when I put these on him he still limped on that leg on the concrete is he doing it out of anticipation?
Thanks sorry its so long