Super boots! I live in an area that is so rocky in places I needed boots to stop the horse getting stone bruised, ordinary shoeing wasn't going to cut it. Plus, I found the boots actually work out way more economical than shoeing, they are so tough, and have been put together so that the parts that are going to wear can be replaced. I've had mine three years and while I've changed fraying wires and worn velcro straps on them, the actual shells are, amazingly, still in really good condition.
I tried Easyboots first, but they didn't stay on with my horse, who is an overstriding sort who will clip his front heels at times in rough terrain or tight turns - and we go at endurance pace with the odd good gallop thrown in for fun. So it was really annoying to have to keep getting off at least once every ride to put a front boot back on the horse, and pretty soon the Easyboots came apart at the seams. I did some research and came across Renegades, and decided to import some, despite the price. I live in Australia, no local supplier at the time, postage from the States is horrendous, like things are getting flown to you in a golden aeroplane! But it was still really worth it.
I love these boots. They go on easy, remove easily, and I've never had one come off while riding. I love the way they protect the horse's pastern and the way the boot has a movement joint between the hoof shell and pastern piece which gives a great fit and eliminates rubbing.
The trick with velcro and mud is: Always wash your boots after riding in such conditions and pay special attention to thoroughly cleaning the velcro. Make sure the boots and straps are dry before putting them on for your next outing, and press the velcro pieces very firmly together so mud and grass seeds don't get into the connection. You'll still get some around the edges, and you have to clean that off after your ride. Eventually the velcro will age and wear, but the straps are inexpensive and super easy to replace. The wires are a bit more expensive, and trickier to install, but there are good instructions on the Renegade website.
When I ordered mine I got the front boots with an inbuilt cushion option, which acts as a shock absorber. Kind of like in human running shoes. I think that's worth doing for the front feet as they get the most wear and tear in a riding horse. Three years on and that cushion layer is still good.
I thoroughly recommend these boots to anyone – not only the easiest I've used, but also the only ones that have always stayed on. Happy riding!