I don't want to ride on rocks and gravel with no protection on my horses' hooves, but I don't want to slip around on blacktop with horse shoes on my horses.
Since I have two horses, I won't use borium, because I have been told by equine vets, farriers, and stable owners, that if a horse kicks another horse with borium on their shoes or the borium nails used, it is dangerous and can cut up the other horse really bad.
I am thinking of getting riding boots. I only do calm, slow riding. Nothing over trot and trot is only for short distance. Mainly walk and only go out for hour or two. No sharp tall hills or trails. So the boots don't have to be for extreme conditions.
They do need to be very easy to put on. I tried Boa boots and I just could not do all the twisting and pushing it took to get them on. They were fit correctly, but just too hard to get slipped onto the hoof.
I am considering Cavallo Simple Boots (they are bit wider than the sport Cavallo) and the EasyCare Old Mac G2 or EasyCare Back Country.
I would like to hear people's experiences with any of those boots. Good? Bad? And generally how the boots did and if you like them. Which of those three would you suggest for the kind of riding I do?