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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