I am an Easycare Dealer and carry several types of hoof boots for you to choose from. I will also size and fit boots after trimming if asked. services.
Hoof boots last longer than shoes and will allow full circulation in your horse's hooves. Depending on the skill level of the farrier, shoes can lead to heel contraction and narrow, weak frogs. This is also made worse by hooves that are left too tall preventing the sole and frog from pressure and abrasion. All horseshoes decrease circulation, causing numbness which is part of the reason shod horses seem to not experience discomfort when walking on rocky, rough services when shod.
Hoof boots come in a variety of tread patterns, designs, closure systems and price points. There are now glue on options for brief use over a couple of days for trail riding, endurance competitions and other special events.
Some boots are sold in pairs, others individually, which can be helpful for horses with hooves that require different sizes.
Sound horses usually only need boots on the front hooves as the fronts carry most of the weight of the horse and rider and get the most abuse and pressure. During arena riding or on trails that are not rocky, horses rarely require boots.
I do not recommend owners buy boots over the internet without speaking with a professional. As with people, horse boots need to be tried on to get a pair that fits well. Additionally, the boots need to be gradually broken in.