I was talking to my farrier about rocky ride options for my thin soled mare. I prefer to keep her barefoot, but that is not going to happen in rocky places. (Shoes also don't protect her sole, which is the danger prone area. She came up bruised/sore almost every ride, even shod all around.) I've experimented with boots. I have a pair of renegades I use for the front two feet I really like, but I can't seem to get renegades to stay on the back.
My farrier said he was doing just pour in pads (no shoes) for a couple endurance riders and said the horses did well in them. Anyone have any experience? Enlighten me!