Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
I agree with the other comments about just staying barefoot and not doing anything unless your mare needs it.
The biggest problem I've seen with boots is that the fit is very dependent on the shape of the hoof and all the brands fit a little differently. If you get a good fit they work very well, but if not, you'll have constant problems with boots coming off or rubbing/sores at/above the band.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.