I have ridden in them 3 times now, the first day I tried them on my horse, walked him in a few circles (he held his tail up and lifted his legs 2' with every step ) and then walked him for 10 mins down the road. No rubs. No chafing. They didn't fall off or slip. My horse didn't seem to mind them either after the first 2 mins! He forgot about them I guess
The second ride was 15 mins at the walk and jog down a dirt road. There were some muddy spots, but the boots pulled through yet again.
The third ride was only *supposed* to be 25 minutes... Buuut, after dismounting to take off the boots there was no chafing, and my horse seemed happy and less tender footed with them on, so I continued for another 15-20 mins. Loping for 10 minutes or so. The boots were awesome! They stayed on through mud, my horse spooking, and some rocky spots. My horse had no rubs, chafing or discomfort and I am 100% happy with the purchase thus far. I am excited to use them again, and I am glad I decided on these boots for my first time boot purchase, I will continue to post updates and notify everyone if I experience any difficulties!