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.