Looking for some input. Renegades are offering us one set of boots for our trip, which is very lovely of them (haven´t decided if we´re accepting yet, for various shipping and import reasons which are far, far too boring to go into).
Anyway. If we did accept, which horse should we choose them for? I have tried to find some photos with their feet in them, but don´t have any purpose-taken. Basically, the photos won´t help
1. Quillay (brown) : Good, hard corn. Tendency to long toes all round and has quite oval feet, even in front. Quite toe-out in back which wears hard on her rear shoes. Screws one hind foot as it lifts. No over-reaching. OK concavity, but if the toe comes forward then the foot flattens. Same size shoe as Minina.
2. Minina (grey): Nice round front feet, nice oval hind feet. Straight action. No over-reaching. Solid corn, tendency to long toes in the back unless kept a very careful eye on. OK concavity. Wears front toes hard, even if toe is short and with heel-first landing.
3. Canelo (bay roan half-draft) : Round feet all round, even in back. Quite flat. Ridiculously hard feet. Screws both hind feet as they lift. If not well balanced side-to-side in front, can brush the inside of one coronet band with the other foot on a stride. No overreaching. One shoe size bigger than Q and M.
4. Luna (buckskin): More fragile hoof wall, worse in front than in back (although getting better). Straight action. Went barefoot in rear for a good while, has kept good concavity front and back. Round front feet, oval hinds. No overreaching. One shoe size smaller than Q and M.
Based purely on this info and the crap photos provided, who do you think would be the most likely to do well in Renegades? (I´m looking to minimise the possibility of back-and-forth shipping, and maximise the chances of having a boot that works).
My preference would be for Luna (mostly for the hoof wall issue and also because she´s still an idiot about shoeing her hind feet) but the only thing is, I might be separating from Miss Loony-Pie because I´m going to be doing a few months of trip solo and four horses is a lot for one person to lead!