I took my horses barefoot for 5 years. During that period, I used a lot of easyboots for the rockier rides. I gave up and have shoes on this summer because, I wanted my horses to be Barefoot. I don't want to have to use Easyboots each ride. I just don't see boots as an Every Ride solutions.
The boots work. I'd probably look at the Easyboot Glove or some of the newer models ( which came after I'd made my decision to stop using boots.) The Gloves are much easier to put on than say the standard Easyboot, the EPIC or the BARE.
I found the boots worked well on straight line kinda trails at walk/trot speeds. But if we got doing lateral work, ( such as chasing cows) they had a tendency to come off as the horses were twisting and turning under power. Also brush popping was hard on boots. That's where my horses were dragging their legs through thick brush or rocks. You know, the off the beaten path kind of riding. The brush ripped and tore the gaiters and the rough rocks were very abrasive to gaiters and hardware. (The rubber seemed to hold up great)
My biggest concern with the boots was my cost to maintain them. I used them on 4 horse and it was common to tear a gaiter or bust a buckle/cable almost each ride. I was always spending $20=$30 each time I used them to fix one of the boots. I just decided it was cheaper to buy steel shoes and put them on myself.
I can't tell you how many times, I've lost or broke a boot 10 miles into a wilderness ride. Then I'm having to baby a horse back to the trailer. With 4 horses, each having different size boots, (Often different sizes between feet) I just could not (afford or space wise) carry enough spare boots. I'm lucky, but I've never lost a steel shoe in the back country.
I also seemed to be the only one to put them on and take them off, My daughters and their friends never learned. So each ride, it was me spending 20 minutes going around and putting boots on all the horses. and spending 10 minutes after the ride pulling boots. I decided I was spending less time if I just put shoes on every 8 weeks. And for me, I can buy the 16 shoes needed for my 4 horses for about $30. Which is cheaper than one lost boot.