The vet and farrier were out this morning. Gem's coffin bone is not rotating or sinking! YAY! He just needed a trim very badly, which we knew.
He was sedated for both the x-rays, and for half of the trimming/shoeing. His nerves were also blocked in his front feet for the trim/shoeing.
He now has front shoes on, that was the advice from the vet and the farrier and we wanted to do what was best for him, so we went with that. It is not going to be permanent shoeing, just temporarily.
The farrier said that his feet were not trimmed properly in YEARS! The amount of sole he took out of each foot was incredible. Atleast 2-3 centimeters!
I did take before and after pictures. Here they are
I was not able to get a picture of the bottom of his right hind. He was very woozy and wobbly.
We have NEVER seen his feet look this good. We are completely amazed!
He is now going to get turnout, and the vet said we'd be able to ride him once he recovers :)
He also has some arthritis between p2 and p3 in his both his front hooves. We are going to get the injections to help him feel better.
I'll keep everyone updated on his progress with that.