Hi all - we have a 9 yr old paint mare recently dx with navicular. Bilateral, slightly worse in the left. She is not conformationally predisposed to this disorder and has always had a lovely heelf first landing... so who knows. Every professional she's seen has been surprised by her diagnosis. Changes to the navicular bone are present. We speculate the changes started about a year ago. I feel like an idiot because for a couple days last year she WAS head bobbing lame. By the time her vet appt rolled around, she was back to normal and no more was done. The left fore was the most painful and the one she was most reluctant to load. She presented with slightly less than a grade 1 lameness. She had a slightly shorter stride, no head bobbing. Main indications were slight edema through the suspensories and a slightly smaller left hoof. Approx 1/4" smaller. Initally treated with 3 degree wedges. The first set helped enough to take her off the previcoxx and she was sound for light riding. Immediately after her first reset, she went bilataerally lame again, this time worse than before we ever had her in to see the vet. Took her back to the vet. After a few rads decided hooves had a medial/lateral imbalance causing discomfort. Some speculation about changes to the extensor process of p3. Had a different farrier out to balance hooves, reset wedges and used equipak. It's clear from the both the rads and the visual appearance of her hooves that through 1.5 rounds of wedges, we've shrunk her own heel and digital cushion. Palmar angle of p3 is still positive but not what one would expect with a 3 degree wedge. We have one farrier who is absolutely traditional and sees no value beyond wedges and maybe pads. Access to another farrier who is adamant we can treat and maintain using barefoot methods. Vet is willing to try whatever we want as this mare's sole value is sentimental. If she is sound for light riding, all the better. I am absolutely open to criticsim, opinions and advice on this. I'd rather have hurt feelings than a mare in pain. This first picture is the lateral view of her left from April. Here are rads of the left from July 5 July 5 Here are rads of the right from July 5 Thanks for you time.