This is why I prefer renegades. They go on easy and fasten easy.
I am about ready to try the Renegades! I keep buying Easyboot Epics because I've had good luck with them in the past (and they are significantly cheaper) but lately I just don't know!
The brand new style with the little round nubbies, well, one of the nubbies broke off on their very first ride. And the other brand new boot on my horse had a bent buckle on the same ride. First time with the new pair and both buckles broke.
EasyCare has been really nice and is going to replace the buckles on my boots, but geesh, one ride and toast? On boots I paid $126 for (on sale)?
Then, the cable on the same newer version Easyboot Epic, which is a different set of boots for my other horse, one of the cables is frayed about 50% of the way through and will have to be replaced. I know cables fray and I usually don't mind replacing them......after months and months of use. Not boots that are basically brand new (about a month's worth of use on that pair).
So are the Renegades still doing well? I think I am ready to invest in some. You shouldn't have to do boot repairs constantly on brand new boots. Normally I expect things to break after I've been using them for many months.
Now, all that said, I will never go back to shoes. I do my own trimming and I like the idea that they only wear boots when they need them, not 24/7 like with metal shoes. All winter long they basically go bootless and ride bootless. But I need some rugged boots for summer in the mountains. We have lots of rocks and the boots really take a beating.
I like the idea of gloves but am a little unsure because I know they need a perfect fit. And I don't want anything that even remotely works like an Old Mac because I didn't have good luck with those.
I like the Epics if they don't break. They have served me well. But they are hard to get on sometimes. I usually use a mallet (if I'm at home) or a rock if I am on the trail to seat the boots. The Renegades are also tempting because they promise to be easy-on. Easy-to-apply boots that ALSO are durable, well, that would be a dream!