I have a question concerning my mare's hooves. They grow fairly fast and she is sometimes lazy and drags her hooves. She rarely stumbles, just drags her feet like she's lazy. My mother-in-law (who is old school and not a big fan of barefoot horses) told me that she talked with her farrier and had him look at Lily's hooves. They agreed that she should have her toes squared off to help her move more smoothly and pick up her feet easily.
I'm pretty much in the dark here. Is this a common practice? Would this be very helpful? One concern I have is that my MIL is a bit on the controlling side and likes things done HER way (especially when it involves me). She also gets very defensive is you choose not to do it her way. I just want to do what's right for Lily.
My natural barefoot trimmer seems good, but I sometimes feel like she is a bit more "wait and see" and less proactive than I'd like. For the most part though, I really like her.
Again, I'm fairly new at this so any advise would be helpful.