06-20-2012, 05:04 PM
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Renegades 4 Sure!
LOVE. MY. RENEGADES.
Hundreds of miles of sharp, slippery, rocky, near-vertical trails. They are still going. They are relatively easy to repair, and Renegade sells replacement parts. I go over mine and replace worn velcro and cables on occasion. They are easy to get on and off and my guys never even notice them.
I will say that your horse's feet will toughen over time. One thing you can do is to add a bed of pea gravel to an area where she stands frequently. This will help stimulate the sole to thicken and they also like to lay down on it as it conforms to their body shape. Also, the addition of a supplement high in biotin will help with hoof growth. If you can put her in a hard surfaced paddock for a while every day that may help too. My horses were SUPER tender when I moved them from Louisiana (Rocks? What are rocks?) to Arkansas (Holy cow mom! What are these big hard things sticking out of the ground?) I had to use boots EVERY time I rode. Now, they have rock crushers, just from living on the rocky, hard ground. I trim their hooves myself, and I rarely take any sole off. May have your farrier leave a bit more hoof on her too, not take so much sole off when she is trimmed.