Okay so I got Diesels feet done 4 weeks ago or so. I rode him quite a bit and he was fine. About a week ago he started seeming like he was really off on his RF. I gave him a week to see how he would do, and he's still off. I took him to the vet today and she said it looks like he has seedy toe and the hoof wall is starting to seperate (?!).
She said his sole is "very low" and was "proud" to his toe so that the bottom of his foot is touching before his toe causing pain. She trimmed the bottom off. (Strangly enough that was the same diagnosis she gave him the other time he was lame, except both front legs were swollon that time. No swelling this time).
She suggested he get shoes on the front 2 feet for at least the next to farrier visits and says she doesn't think he should be going barefoot. He has been barefoot for the past 6 years I have had him.
Does this sound right to you? Wouldn't he have become lame immediately after the trimming if it was a farrier-work issue? I will try and get some pictures of his foot. I used a new farrier this time (Im still trying to find one that does a decent job and shows up to the appointments ) and thought he did a kind of crummy job, so I guess its back to the drawing board...