Beau - When his feet need it, there is one coming out soon to do his feet. We have ground that wears them down a lot so it takes longer for them to grow out.
A lot of people make this mistake. They think that as long as hooves aren't long, then they are fine.
Even though hooves can wear themselves down, you still need regular farrier visits so that the hoof can stay BALANCED
. Hooves don't always wear balanced. An unbalanced hoof, especially when he is still so young, could set him up for a long life of problems.
My farrier and I were talking about this not too long ago, about how you almost never see navicular problems in expensive cutting horses (for one example) simply because that horse has had perfect regular farrier care since the day they were born. A lot of people turn out a horse until they are 3-years-old and just let their feet "wear on there own" before they become a riding horse. Lack of care when they are young is what leads to bigger issues down the road.
I also don't believe its pain, he is a grumpy guy, for the past three months I've been riding a lot more then the past two years. (I'm finally comfortable in the saddle and with him after I got bucked off a lot) so he's lazy barrelbeginner has ridden him out before, and he was grumpy about going in to a lope and turning and such. But now He does it with out attitude(:
How do you KNOW
it isn't pain? Have you had him checked? Or are you just choosing to ignore
the possibility that he might be in pain?
Pain could very well be WHY he is grumpy. I'd be grumpy too if my back hurt or my hocks hurt, but my boss kept making me run around.
And pain could very well be why he is bucking. Yes, attitude and behavior come into play here too, but you aren't going to solve the behavior problems if you don't solve the pain problems.
People used to believe
that the world was flat and you'd fall off the edge .... and were then proven wrong. I bet your "belief" would be proven wrong if you actually took the time to give him the medical attention he deserves.
Drives me crazy when people just ignore
the health of their horses without having it checked out properly.
Have his teeth ever been done? And don't tell me that "he doesn't drop any grain when he eats so his teeth must be fine" ...... because people incorrectly think that as well. All horses should at least have their horses teeth checked every year, starting when they are about 2 or 3 years old.