Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
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Like total, I don't know much about casting. However, I once had a mare that I had to boot 24/7 during a "transition". I cleaned them twice daily. They were old macs, no cable, just rubber.
If it were me, and this is just me....I would get her an easy boot along the lines of easy boot gloves or trails for 24/7 use, locate a competent farrier and devise a "plan" for rehab of her feet, take pictures to measure progress, and learn all I could about the hoof to be able to judge the plan itself and the progress....and immediately search for and find a place she can move easy. If she is okay w cows (doesn't run them), maybe a large pasture she can be queen w/o incident w another horse would help. When you are with her, consider exercising both her body and mind. Think of something she might enjoy "accomplishing" (e.g., go forward and back through a maze). I use clicker (on the ground only) to teach my horses important things - as well as just play. If she can't be ridden while she is "on the mend", it is a great way to engage their mind, give them some fun time, and teach them something.
I think a horse that remains calm is a real blessing, btw.
Anyway, inspect a pasture for any "stuff" that might cause injury. Don't let a one time incident stop you from turning her out in a safe environment.
I hope whatever you decide on - it all goes well for her.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.