This spring I posted about a poor shoe job, my lack of knowledge, and a hoof crack that had been plaguing my gelding for several years. Through lots of replies, links to info, reading through all that info, and practical application I am happy to say that the crack in Comic's front left hoof is completely grown out! His feet are in the best shape I have ever seen them. We both continue to love our Renegade boots. I don't know that he will ever go fully barefoot but we can do short rides barefoot and the rest we boot for. So thanks to everyone (loosie and deserthorsewoman especially) for all the help.