After 5 years of being barefoot, I put shoes back on my horses last week, with the intention of leaving them on for the balance of the summer hard rides. I'll leave them on for a second reset and then return the horses to barefoot for the remaining 9-10 months of the year. I do use the Easyboot Glove if they need boots.
I just got tired of messing with the boots each ride. Torn gaiters, lost boots, broken buckles and cables on the older epics.
My horses can go anywhere for a day ride, But they often can't do 2-3-4 days of straight riding barefoot.