I am planning a looooong trail ride for 2015. It will be about 2,000 miles on the Great Western Trail from Mexico to Canada. I like my horses barefoot, but there's no way a horse will make that trip barefoot, going all day every day with a load on his back. I'm looking into hoof boots as an alternative to shoes. My thinking is that when they need shoes, I use the boots. The rest of the time they go barefoot. I'm wanting to buy a set fairly soon so I can start using them and testing them out.
I am specifically looking at the Renegade hoof boot and the Easy Boot Epic as my two top choices. I would certainly like to hear from anyone who has experience of any kind with either or both of these boots.
I hope I posted this in the right forum. Moderator, if there is a better place, please feel free to move it. Thanks.