Several of you have been asking for the sole shots on the puzzling hoof. I first posted about it here, then did a follow-up post here but many of the comments asked - quite rightly - where on earth were the sole shots?!?!?!?
The biggest problem - for most people - with a hoof that looks like this is reconciling how it looks with how it works.
With this horse, you need to be aware that the other 3 hooves are self-trimming and look (relatively!) normal. For me, that's a red flag that there is something unusual about the limb which has the deviated hoof capsule. Kudos to those blog readers who had already suspected that the deviation was due to a shoulder injury :-)
Here is the footage of this horse on a circle. Consistent work is essential for him because, as you can see, he has a weak caudal hoof which requires regular work to maintain its health. His hoof isn't ideal, his shoulder injury isn't ideal but sometimes we have to work with what we've got.