I plan on starting riding again in September (baby should be here any day...so I figure that will be enough recovery time). Anyway...my horse has been barefoot for about 6 months, but I think I will be riding on very rough terrain. The new property we are on is fairly undeveloped and we have found lots of old tin cans and junk on the ground that we are sloooowly picking up bit by bit. I also plan to do long trots down the side of our road...so you never know what you might step on going down the road. So I think I am going to invest in hoof boots to protect his precious footsies. What are the best brands? I want them to be able to flex well enough to go through all the gaits...not just slow trail walks. Most of my work will be at a good paced extended trot. I looked at the Easyboot Epic Bare? Or there are those really razzmatazz ones that literally look like sneakers?