Originally Posted by Barry Godden
Kylie, there is a saying, "no feet, no horse" Your horse needs time to recover from what was a serious injury. Take your time and give the animal some tender loving care and time for his hoof to grow back.
The vet's opinion and advice is invaluable - as are the comments from a knowledgeable farrier. You then must follow their advice - for however long it takes.
In the meantime start on gentle work in hand on a soft sandy surface. Learn how to lunge your horse and consider buying a full lunging harness maybe a Pessoa.
Get to know your new companion and persuade him to believe that some humans make good and caring owners - the role you must learn to be.
Best of luck and remember not to rush things.
The only problem with her hooves is that she wasn't trimmed for 9 years of her life. The past year, my farrier has been slowly working on getting good hooves on her. My farrier gave me no reason not to start working her. She is willing and is showing no pain.
I don't believe in any of the pessoa system. The most I use is loose rubben side reins and a surcingle. Right now, I am just taking her on walks/trots around the field, in hand transitions, and hill work. Nothing terrible