We are thinking about riding the two miles to trailheads near our place. The two miles there and back are on paved back roads and our horses are barefoot. Our Quarab I'm not so worried about. She has nice sturdy hoofs. My Quarter Pony especially tends to rub when walked over pavement. I was thinking about investing in boots for her. I think in the long run it would be more economical than shoeing her.
Just wanted to hear from those who have used them. :)