I used to ride endurance and did some of it barefoot and some in light (not hack) shoes depending on terrain and wear on the hoof. Three years ago we moved into terrain with lots of jagged rocks and I trialled Hoof Boots. I have a forward, overstriding horse and could not keep the front boots on with Easyboots. I switched to Renegades and have never, ever had a problem with them coming off in two years of rough trails with mud, rocks, water crossing, lots of fast trotting and the odd sprint, and they are SO easy to put on and take off, and offer excellent traction and minimal interference with the horse's action. If I were competing now I'd do it in my Renegades. Far more protection from stone bruising than horseshoes as well.