Tramp has been in shoes for many years, and his owner was very loyal to her farrier, so when I heard that she was going to try barefoot I was pleasantly surprised.
Tramp foundered a few years back, still has a cresty neck, and his feet indicate ongoing bouts of laminitis. He's been unsound on his front right off and on for the past year, and from the top his shod feet looked pretty ugly, so I was very pleased to see what great feet he had from the bottom.
The first thing that hit me about his feet were the swirls in his growth rings and the under-run heels. His rear feet had many huge bruises, and his walls were way too long.
From the bottom, though, he had fantastic frogs, strong heel buttresses and a very concave sole. I whopped for joy, and told his owner he'd be an easy transition.
A few weeks later she was riding him, barefoot, down gravel roads - and he was SOUND!!! That's right, he had shed his lameness along with the shoes!