Just thought I would give an update...
I am getting Grace shod this Monday. I really thought we could go barefoot, and she seemed fine for a while, but she's really been having some issues. She feels very insecure when riding on grass, almost like she's just waiting for something to be jammed into her hoof. Any rocky areas are making her very ouchy, and even when her hooves are at a nice length, they are splitting.
Thank you all for the help, though! I really did think we could do it. I just want her to be comfortable, and at this point, I think she's be better off with shoes.
I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.