I would love to be able to go barefoot like you, but I would have no way to get her use to it. Everything around here is soft and sandy without a rock for miles. Also, I'll ride 20-30 miles a day for two days, plus five miles or so the day before... Ouchiness would kill my scores. *I do CTRs, which I forget to mention clearly* I do carry an easy boot, but it doesn't fit my horse's foot well and slips. If I was sure they would fit and never come off, I would buy four easy boots and ride like that.
Those trails are beautiful. Do you live close to them?