My gelding is unsound barefoot as in very short strided and gimpy. When booted he's sound 100% vet says he good to ride as long as sound booted. Farrier on other hand disagrees says horse needs to be sound barefoot & booted to be considered sound to ride. He's very IR Glucose is 145 mg/dl insulin 98.4 Leptin 6.2 ng/ml vet says he needs to be in work daily and moderate to hard work. So his thinking is as long as he's sound booted he's sound to ride,whether sound barefoot or not. He hoof test sore on both fronts really sore just in front of frog area all of toe area is sore and he's very reactive to testers. So iv been riding him daily for over a week he willing moves out and seems happy to go hasn't showed soreness while in boots. But does come up more sore barefoot after work outs which are pretty hard work outs lots of trotting and cantering. He's riden a total of 2 1/2 to 3 hours a day some days are shorter rides,but he still comes home sweaty and puffing pretty good. So i'am at a loss on what i should do? vet and farrier are not on same page with this working horse deal. So is he sound to ride if sound booted, sore barefoot????