I recently moved my 18 year old Swedish Warmblood/TB to Louisiana from Virginia and we have had some feet problems! This horse looks and acts like a 10 year old and is very sound. It's very humid and wet down here. I used the barn farrier and shoes kept coming off consistently and taking off his hoof with it (also he charges 120.00 for fronts only). I tried a new farrier and he did a terrible job as well. Went to yet another farrier and he is AWESOME, even showed up during my vet appointment. Recently, (3 weeks after I changed the farrier the first time) my horse has been very ouchy and not traveling the way he normally does. Barn manager said it was cause of the new farrier and claims he looks awful because I am not using her farrier. There has been a slow decline since hes been here though. Vet did a lameness exam and administered bute and Isoxsuprine and also recommended eggbar front shoes and normal back shoes as she concluded that he moves like a heel sore horse after lunging him. Hoof testing resulted in a reaction for the back and no reaction in the front although his heels are still recovering from before in the front. My gelding is never lame, usually wears two fronts and is very sound so this is a new challenge I am facing. I am not completely sure of this vet and barn manager but isn't it a little much to be administering isoxsuprine to a heel sore horse? I thought it was for foundering and navicular horses. Also, she didn't tell me she had prescribed isoxsuprine I was under the impression it was just bute and found out when I went to see how he was on supplements. He isn't necessarily lame but more on the side of not stepping up with his back and kind of off as well as not wanting to round and be on the bit which is how he normally travels. I feel as though it's arthritis setting in as well. What are your thoughts?