My boy some how managed to wear down the tops of the nails in his shoes and the nail holes in the shoe are slipping right over the nails. So my trainer and I went and pulled off all of his shoes today because they were all falling off anyways. We discovered that along with the thrush he has had for 2 weeks and we havnt been able to get rid of he has the beginning stages of white line disease in two of his feet. We called the vet who gave him antibiotics and a tetanus shot and told us to duct tape his feet up until the farrier can get out on tuesday. The funny thing is he hasnt been lame and still isn't, he has always had very healthy feet before this. However I did get him from a woman who was not taking care of him fall 2006 so it could just be bad hoof growing in. So my question is does anyone have any ideas on how this happened and how to prevent it while the bad hoof is growing out.
P.s. We are eventers so the condition of his feet is extremely important to me as we will be going preliminary later in the season and I need them in top condition to deal with the dry hard ground of california summers.