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post #11 of 17 Old 12-07-2012, 04:56 PM
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If you only ride once in a while, it might be worth fighting the whole putting the boots thing on issue. The older easy boots fell off quite often. I rode with a friend that used renegades, and I was impressed at how well they did. The horse was sound. He was not awkward in the boots even when we galloped for about 1/2 mile. It did take her 30 minutes to boot up and I would have been worn out from the effort. So for me, they are more trouble than they are worth. If I only rode once in a while, I might feel differently.
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-08-2012, 06:53 AM
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In the time that it takes you to put your boots on, I will be saddled up and moving on down the trail. I do not have the patience for boots. Even the best boots take an extra effort each time you ride.
I put my Bares on 1 min each side....

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I put my Bares on 1 min each side....
Wow. Can you post a link to the exact boot?

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Easyboot Bare | A Boot That Mimicks the Bare Hoof | EasyCare Inc.

With Edge it's a little longer, because you have to tighten it with the screw key (also very fast, but still).

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post #15 of 17 Old 12-09-2012, 10:35 PM
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I use Renegades on both my horses. You must make sure you get a good fit of the boot and NOT overtighten the straps.. it actually retains well if not tight! We gallop through woods, go over rocks, mud and they stay on..
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I prefer shoes...don't like the hassle of messing with boots. I am sure you will find the best solution for you :)
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 AM
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We have three horses, two in boots and one that stays shod.

We trail ride on the weekends and usually cover 10 to 15 miles a day so boots make sense.

I rode Easy boot Epics for the first couple of years and have a set now with about 500 miles on them. I bought a pair of Renegades in August and have about 200 + miles on them.

I've had the Epics come off at a gallop twice....the second time tore a gaiter which had to be replaced.....I've changed cables on the Epics once.

Had my first strap failure on the Renegades at 183 miles but that's a simple and somewhat inexpensive fix.

Renegades are a little easier to put on.

If the cables need replacement the Epics have the advantage as I can buy the cable at the hardware store, not that the cables are expensive, but the dang shipping cost as much as the cable.

Both need to be rinsed off and cleaned up after most rides and is another chore that has to be done. I'd say the Renegades are a little easier to clean.

You won't go wrong with either boot but I'd give the edge to the Renegades although only by a hair.

If I were riding every day then shoes would make a lot more sense.

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