I am originally from MI (Sturgis) & have ridden all over the state & IN & would NOT put support boots on my horse. If your horse has a tendency to overreach, then maybe bells, but no tendon boots. If your horse can't hack the trails back there w/support boots, I would find a different horse. They do create extra heat, can cause friction & if you get them wet - even if it's not muddy areas - they get logged down & heavy & don't dry while on your horse. I live in the mountains of NW MT now & we ride HARD trails. If my horses can't handle these trails, they go down the road. Would NEVER put support boots or polos on them for the trails, period.