I've read a lot of comments on fit. Some suggest that they need to be professionally fit, many others suggest that just taking proper measurements and buying the right size is all that's necessary.
Perhaps I'm off base, but unless one is buying some sort of custom boot, isn't having the farrier come out to measure the hoof kind of overkill? A measurement is a measurement no matter who takes it, providing it's done accurately, no? Get measurement, match to size, buy boots?
We're not doing anything crazy together, just dirt road hacks for the most part through a quiet country area - possibility for some field/woods hacks in the future. Probably 80% at the walk, 15% at the trot, and maybe 5% cantering.
We're going to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto this coming Sunday and this is when I intended to look at boot options after having him measured, so time is potentially of the essence. I will be up for our weekend hack hopefully Saturday though (weather permitting) so this is when I'd measure him.