If the horse needs shoes then get it shod. We ride 6 days a week our horses can't go barefoot the trails we ride are rocky. We trash a set of shoes in 4 weeks our horses would be sore and lame without shoe so shoes it is.
Farrier isn't the best but oh well we ride a lot and our horses can't be barefoot not much choice. Right now they are barefoot only because my horse has issues so can't be riden so iam doing them myself for now. But once my horse is ridable farrier will be out to put on shoes. So I pay for less then great work but our horses aren't sore footed because their barefoot....riding on rocky trails.