UPDATE - new rad's and update posted to last post. Would appreciate any advice/help/thoughts Hello, this is my very first post and hope I can figure out how to add photos. Background: Purchased Quarter Horse, 5 years old, December 2013. Purchased knowing the horse, our trainer had him for about 8 months in training and no issues with soreness or lameness. Owner took horse home and new farm manager not a "huntseat" trainer and did very little with horse. Had family member maintaining his feet, regular shoes. New farm manager not a huntseat person either, horse did not get much turnout or riding time. Spent many hours in stall and a dirty stall at that. Owner was told horse was not able to be ridden because he just was "off" too much. When the farrier who finally got to him end of last year to evaluate and try different shoes on him, he was not given opportunity to review xrays. He tried various things to get him sound and wound up using a "navicular shoes" with a leather pad and some kind of pour in clear substance. These shoes run about $230 every 4 weeks. Before we purchased we had both front feet xrayed. Vet reviewed and said he has some "changes" to his navicular bone and for what we wanted him for (flat work, hunter under saddle and very minimal jumping (hunter hack) that he would probably be just fine. That the worst case scenario we would have to keep him in the type of shoes he was wearing. But said, we could certainly try other alternatives. We re-shod him once the same way he was when we bought him. Next shoeing I asked farrier if we could try some wedge shoes and see how it goes. We did and he did great. No issues. Next time he re-shod he put regular shoes on him. He was fine, off and on sore depending on the footing he was on. We kinda overlooked the little bit of soreness due to the fact that we had changed shoeing so much and also was not using any kind of pad on his foot and figured his frogs were just trying to get used to being open again. This last time, he put regular shoes again. This past weekend we went to a big AQHA show and the ground/footing was very hard. Many were complaining about the footing. Our horse we definitely sore and we had trouble keeping him comfortable enough to show. The strange thing is, the right foot is the one that the previous owner had xrayed and was told it was the one with the most changes in it. This weekend it seemed to be his left front that was the problem. So, with that said, I'd appreciate any advice and/or suggestions you professionals can give me on the attached xrays that were done December of this year. I might add my farrier now is my trainer's husband and he is a younger farrier, but he does seek advice from a more experienced farrier when he feels he is in over his head. My trainer is a young one as well, however, lots of experience growing up with these horses her whole life. Thank you for any help you can offer. Forgot to add, I asked farrier why we changed from wedge shoes to regular shoes and he said he had too, he could not leave wedge shoes on for very long, as it would crush his heel. I've not expanded further with him on that. His next idea, I think based on what my trainer is telling me is to try a regular shoe with pour in pads?