1. Jessica
    July 13, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    I definitely understand where you’re coming from! Booting can definitely be no fun at times. However, when you weigh the pros and cons of shoeing or of barefoot/booting, the boots still beat out the shoes. As far as the Renegades go, try using two of the little bands that help hold the velcro strap in place. The strap goes through both bands, then folds back over one and under the next. Its like a double security system.


    • Paulita
      July 18, 2011 @ 6:50 am

      Thanks Jessica. : ) I’ve been working with the bands too, also have tried electrical zip ties and they seems to help too. Ginna spoke to me about washing the velcro in my washing machine! so I’ve got to round up all the straps and give them a good washing. Thanks so much for your help. You are so right about being barefoot. This is year 5 and I now have a barefoot trimer I just love. take care and enjoy the summer…. Paulita


  2. Erin Pearson
    August 31, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Amen to the boots. I’m fairly happy with Good old Easyboots with Gaiters-but have a broken one myself right now. Sigh. The pin that holds the clip sheared off.
    Haven’t tried renegades, have to check them out.
    p.s. I am a
    Natural Trimmer-I do trimming clinics for horse owners to learn to trim their own horses f.y.i.


  3. Ellen Hansen
    March 23, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    I love the Renegades. Didn’t have trouble with the Velcro – yet. tried different brands for ten+ years now and as they developped I got the newest bestest etc…it can be frustrating at times! The Easy bare I found stood up really well and stayed put, but getting them on and off, what a procedure!!! The renegades are a breeze to get on and off and no rubbing, also so far stayed on well. I wish I would have a barefoot trimmer! trimmed myself for years, but my back does not like it. I would also prefer not to boot, but in wetter climates the feet are too soft..


  4. Jan
    January 24, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

    I agree that any boot is additional effort to consider. However, the renegade boot is the easiest to put on and stays in place most of the time. My experience is that when the velcro gets covered in dirt, grass or mud (even if you wash them after use) the “stickiness” weakens over time. I think it is important to replace your velcro straps regularly. They are not that expensive and easy to replace. Just order up a few extra straps and keep them on hand for a quick exchange. I also agree that it is important to use the ring system – just as instructed above.


    • Paulita Neff
      January 27, 2016 @ 9:44 pm

      I agree totally Jan, I have been using Renegades for several years now. I love them! I have a few horses in Renegades and a few in the Vipers! thanks for sharing : ) Paulita


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