Originally Posted by Corporal
These boots are supposed to be used when your horse throws a shoe and you're riding rough terrain, like trails that are rocky. There are not a substitute for shoeing your horse, and, though you could trail ride with them, you will wear them out. I own a very old set of rubber "easy boots", which was their name at the time. I've only used them once when my QH with shelly feet through a front shoe and we were trail riding in the Black Hills, SD. We called a local farrier and replaced the shoe, and the easy boots went back into storage in the trailer.
Can a horse that is kept barefoot wear them while trail riding to prevent rocks, debris from getting in there? Or is it just for shoed horses?