Originally Posted by gypsygirl
sorry to jump right in, but how does that rule shoeing out ? He could have thin soles. I've known horses with thin soles and/or flat feet that were sore 6weeks after a trim. If he hesitates or doesnt want to go on hard or rocky ground there is something going on with his feet.
Yep, it rules SHOING out - the act of putting on a steel shoe with nails being driven into the hoof into order to protect the sole and all of the horse, or correct the shape of the hoof. If he's not shod, obviously that rules out SHOING. It does not rule out foot soreness of every description, hence being specific saying SHOING.
Hence why I also said give him a few more days on soft ground to see if he comes up better, have the farrier take a look and if he can't pick anything, get the chiropractor out. Helps when you read above posts