Yes I took hoof pictures today... no I'm not going to bore you by posting them because they look a lot like the ones I posted last time. They are starting to chip a bit, though, and I've put in an email to my trimmer to see if that's okay or if I should try to schedule something before my next appointment. She told me early on that chipping would occur (especially because of the nail holes) and it isn't a big deal, but since we're trying to train the new growth, I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not.
There's a new horse at the barn (an OTTB, I think) and he was occupying the round pen area, so I took Lilly for a ride in the arena today. We still went bareback, but I put the bridle on just in case. The arena hasn't been dragged in a while, so I rode her in the boots and she did really well. We mostly just walked, but I couldn't help myself and we trotted some too. She felt really good and not off at all!
After I was done riding, I hopped off at the far end of the arena and walked her back to the barn without boots. We had to walk across a variety of footing so I thought it would be good for her. She's doing really well on the rocks around the barn too... she still has a difficult time, of course, but she improves each time I walk her across them.
Barefoot is going well!! :)