Thank you all who commented on my previous post re: my horse’s hoof issues. Upon further consideration and reflexion I have decided that I would like to go ahead and set up a long term management plan that would include routine radiographs/venographs and cooperation between my current farrier and a specialist vet.
Now, since this issue specifically has to do with hooves only, should I return to my preferred lameness specialist (specialized, fully equipped clinic for treating lameness) or should I seek out an equine podiatrist? Are there any podiatrists in the MD/ NoVa area who would come highly recommended? (I like and have relative trust in the lameness expert who I have used in the past for this and my other horses.)
Then, I need this person to communicate and work together with my current farrier as I do not want to seek another farrier for number of reasons; not to mention that I could not logistically pull it off to have to trailer my horse somewhere anytime he needs to see a farrier.
Thank you for any suggestions, notes or recommendations!