So my little project-pony is not making my life easy!
I was grooming him today and "crunch," he steps his left back onto his right back foot and makes himself bleed. It wasn't serious and I had the ranch owners take a look at it for me too but it just reinforces an issue that he has.
He only recently has been shod in the front with regular shoes and full pads (after spending a year with the worst barefoot "trim"). In the first two weeks he managed to pull both of them clean off!
I've gotten advice to square his back toes so he can't step on the front ones and some people in the forum who have told me his shoes have too much length in the heel (although no one who has seen the horse in person confirms this so...)
What should I be doing to help this horse in terms of leg wraps and bell boots? He has a pair of front bell-boots, is this something you can/should put on the back feet as well? It seems to me he might need his legs wrapped when he is turned out if he's tripping all over himself he could hurt his legs too while he's at it!
I've been using Rainmaker on his hooves to help with drying/cracks/flaps but I feel like I need to do more for him physically setting himself back.
A little history, he has chronic lamenitis in the right-front and is currently lame in that same foot although we don't know why. Did X-Rays and nothing stood out to the vet so we are currently trying shoeing with pads to see if that will help but it's going to be hard to really evaluate if it's helping since he keeps stepping on himself!