Since we've brought him to stable, I haven't seen him lay down since. He was actually running around in the indoor arena! Very awkwardly, I might add...
The farrier came out yesterday, and he was surprised he could even walk let alone run. He said he has never seen a horse's feet that bad. He also said it'll probably take about 4 years until he'll walk normally again.
The stable has sand paddocks, and we've been feeding him only grass hay. So it's not a problem keeping him there, but I know some people would think it would be better to put him down. I just don't think he's at that point. Like I've said, I haven't seen him lay down since we've brought him to the stable. He's either been in the indoor or a heavily bedded stall since he's been here. You wouldn't even know he had a problem until you look at his feet. What would you do?
This picture was taken right after he got his feet trimmed. Sorry, it's a little blurry and at a weird angle, it was taken with a phone. Unfortunately, I don't have a before picture. I'll try to take better ones Wednesday, but you get an idea of what his hind feet look like. He pretty much walks on his heels.