Hi Cinny, I've got a pair of Easy Boot Epics with about 500 miles of trail riding on them and a pair of Renegades with around 200 trail miles on them, almost all in the mountains of E. TN and N. Georgia. While not nearly as tough of terrain as out west, but it's rugged country never the less.
Both are great boots and each has it's pro's and con's.
Personally, for me, I give a slight edge to the Renegade because they're easier to put on and they clean up a little easier.
Because the Easy Boot has a gaiter it might work better for you if you were trail riding more as the gaiter covers the pastern a little higher than the Renegade . When I first started riding with the Epics I'd wrap the pasterns with vet wrap and then put the boots on and doing this would give you more protection.
Easy boot has some good video's on their website, both wrapping the pasterns with vet wrap as well as how to fit/size, and how to put them on.
Renegade has about the same info on there web site.
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Last edited by gunslinger; 12-26-2012 at 03:16 PM.