I just recently was given a 10 year old Appaloosa mare with navicular in both front hooves. The man has owned her since a weanling and said if you get her up daily and lunge her for 5 minutes she is fine and barely will limp. I rode her yesterday on a almost 12-13 mile ride and she did great. Just at a walk/trot. She is very energetic and likes to go. I notice if you let her sit in the field for 2-3 days and get her up she is very stiff and moves slow. As soon as you lunge her and get her blood pumping she is fine for the rest of the day and can do whatever you like. She is currently barefoot but I have read in some instances corrective shoeing can help navicular horses. Any help would be appreciated by people who have dealt with this!