I agree, if he's used to shoes he probably has tender feet. You can give some Bute if he's really sore but don't overdo it. Since your farrier is coming out soon, I think wait for him and ask what to do. My paint gelding recently got a stone bruise, just kind of sore on his foot but putting weight on it. My vet said give some bute for a couple days, keep him from running around and see how it goes. It took two weeks but he got better. Is your horse putting weight on his leg? Did you ask your vet about him?
Oops, sorry I didn't remember you said "Front feet"! My bad!
Last edited by mypets; 04-09-2012 at 12:19 PM.