Back to his feet... The farrier's initial plan was to recheck radiographs after 3 cycles. In my head I had shortened it to getting to start riding again after 1 cycle since he also said we'd get him in something more practical after the first cycle. After reading this article this article on the effects of a negative palmar angle I am even more inclined to actually wait until we recheck radiographs to start any kind of under saddle work. The negative effects of the feet alone could be a threat to his long term soundness. And that ignores the fetlock still.
Many horses get a 3-6 month let down period after coming off the track. He got, at most, 1 month. So he'll get off until mid-July when we'll repeat x-rays of his feet. Depending on what his fetlock has been doing up until that point I may have them look into that further then. If it's got no effusion or mild effusion maybe I'll start him back slowly at that point if the feet look better? If it still has mild to moderate effusion then maybe PRP or steroids depending on what they recommend? There's no point in rushing things. I don't want to start him back after his feet are improved just to find him off in that left front again due to that fetlock. So time off now in order to get a longer, sounder future?
In the mean time I'm plotting finances and work to figure out if I could swing a lease on something else to ride. There's a few other things up in the air as well, but we'll see if those come to be.
No horse pictures for this ramble, so have some alligators.