ok Prinella..THANK YOU..finally someone understands what I was trying to explain.
I think we all did pretty well, considering the information we were given
Not knocking you in the least - it can be hard to know what's relevant, what's not - but erring on the side of too much info's probably safest to get you the most useful replies.
Re boots & having them on all the time, it's about horses living in them mostly - they're not generally advisable for that. 'high profile' ones such as Old Macs also have more potential for rubbing the longer they're on, so they're not advised to be used for more than about(don't quote me) 20km/week or ride.
I looked and she is scheduled for 2 weeks. If I remember to take the camara tomorrow i do want to take pic's, it is looking like the outside wall is longer than the sole, maybe by a quarter of an inch so its almost a dish like appearance. I need to pay more attention to what the hooves are supposed to look like.
I'll wait for the pics, but sounds like she could possibly be overdue, or at least due for a trim now, if the walls are dished & 1/4" longer than the sole.
'Ideal' wall length for any horse is also subject to the environment IMO. While I'm not in the least trying to make any excuses for possible farrier error, I do think that 'sub clinical' or 'low grade' laminitis is something that tends to cause horses to be more sensitive post-trim, particularly when hooves are left to overgrow between trims. It frequently goes unnoticed.