It's been about a year plus since then and I thought I'd do a quick update on how they are doing.
First things first, a lot has changed since then. We changed his turn-out situation from a mud-filled paddock to a dry-er sandier one. I change farriers to a much nicer, more competent one. He was put on Smarthoof Ultra, and had Durasole and Keratex gel applied alternately through the week.
It meant so much to hear that, and to see the results side by side is so satisfying. At this point I am continuing with our maintenance of his feet. So long as we keep it up he will be just fine. Prevention is always better than cure!
Our rides this week have been mainly transitions and patterns. We did a short quadrille session with another rider Monday night which was super fun. I tried out an Antares saddle and to my surprise didn't love it. Max has been pinning his ears at the canter transition to the left, so I'm concerned he may have some soreness somewhere. I'm giving him two days off and will see how he does on Friday.
Another warm weekend ahead (in December to boot!) So looking forward to it!
Christmas lights up at the barn!