Yeah, I went through a stage a couple of years ago when I wore them all the time. I absolutely hated when dirt got under them cause I could never get it all out and when mine would break, it was always right in the middle of the quick and OMG!!! HURT! That is some of the worst pain.......like putting rubbing alcohol on a paper cut pain. LOL. And after that, every time I would even bump them, it would shoot pain up my arm. Not very fun or practical when riding a young horse or trying to rope so I stopped wearing them and never looked back. I keep my natural nails trimmed just short enough to scratch and itch and no longer. Much easier.