I have a nearly 5yo highland gelding who is not over weight. Last June his old owner sent him to he broken professionally and they put fronts on him as he was footy on stony ground. Old owner was paranoid about keeping him v slim to the extent that prof said she was a bit OTT with strict instructions during this time on his management. She had only had him 3 months so don’t think this strictness was due to knowledge but rather paranoia. Breaking went well but old owner lost her nerve and sold him to us in early November. I had his shoes taken off as he was turned away for winter. He was footy all winter, avoided walking on stony ground himself by walking up the bank! Had a nasty haematoma in a hind in early feb. Healed well. Had farrier out today to put fronts back on and he has bruising to both front toes and he mentioned laminitis but also said he has thin soles. I’ll say again he is not fat. He lives out 24/7 with a Welsh b and a Shetland on around 3 acre field of mixed well grazed grass and meadow flowers. It’s not rich grazing. He has been brought back into light work twice a week. Your thoughts please.