Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Typically bar shoes are put on a horse with navicular or ring bone, as examples. If your vet took radiographs or x-rays he should be able to tell. The causes may not be visible which is why your farrier doesn't know.
What I would do in the absence of the vet pics is to put him into regular shoes when the season is over and see what happens.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.