I have a pair of edges and my only complaint would be that the gator has torn a couple of times, but that's easy fixed as you just buy a new one from the website.
The worm clamp is good and tough, never had any issues with it nor with the tongue, and the boot stays secure on the hoof, even on a 4 hr trail ride. The edges do get some dirt and sand in there, but not much.
I don't think they are that heavy, my horse has never shown any discomfort, in fact up until recently he traveled better in the boots, now his feet have toughened up he travels pretty much the same, unless on large gravel, so I just use them on long rides/ trail rides.
The benefit the edges have over the bares and the gloves is that you can put foam pads in them. If your horse is sore/tender or landing toe-first definitely put him in boots that can have pads in them. Pads will make him comfortable and get him landing heel-first which strengthens the internal structures of the hoof (quoting my trimmer here), I have seen this with my own horse, also a TB.
Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail...
Last edited by RedHawk; 01-09-2010 at 12:02 AM.