Scoot Boot - pair
- Easy on easy off
- Will not get soggy, heavy or wet when riding through muddy and wet terrain
- Superb strength over all types of terrain
- Larger fitting range
- No cables or Velcro
- Lightweight — only 250g (8 ounces) a boot
- Excellent drainage
- Easy to clean
- No adjustment is required as securement is achieved by parts of the hoof that do not grow
- unparalleled for security and traction
- Does not turn on the hoof
- Will fit hooves securely throughout a whole trimming cycle
- Great ventilation and breathability for hot climate riding
Boots not accepted for returns unless in like-new (clean) condition.
MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS - LET US SELECT YOUR SIZE
Please ensure your horses hooves have had a correct trim before you proceed to sizing. You can find more information on correct trimming below.
We recommend you let us select your correct size Scoot Boots by following the simple instructions below. This avoids incorrect sizing which unfortunately happens regularly.
All you need to do is take three photos as per the images below:
- the first photo - start your tape measure at the center of the toe and work backwards over the frog towards the heels. DO NOT START AT THE HEELS AND WORK FORWARDS
- the second photo - place your tape measure across the widest part of the hoof
- The third photo should be front on showing the shape of the hoof
LENGTH MEASUREMENT WIDTH MEASUREMENT
Send your three photos to email@example.com with your complete contact information.
We will then advise on the size you should select and you then may place your order. If our size selection is incorrect, return your Scoot Boots and we will exchange free of charge for the correct size.
Please do not try and calculate measurements from the photo. We will do this. You just need to send us your photos.
There may be an occasion where we select the wrong size. Therefore use one boot only to size up both front feet with your horse standing on a soft clean surface (for eg a towel) so if you do have to exchange for another size the boot is not marked. If you subsequently seek a refund, Scoot Boot will deduct the initial delivery costs from the refund amount.
Please follow our 'fitting' instructions to ensure your size is correct.
The information below are instructions to follow should you decide to select your own size
Once your horse’s hooves have been trimmed correctly:
- With a ruler or tape measure, measure the LENGTH from the GREEN line at the tip of the toe to the GREEN line at the rear of the hoof at the very end of the heel buttresses (to ensure you have located this position run a rasp across both heels and the correct measuring point is the last part of the heels that physically makes contact with the rasp before the heels drop away towards the collateral grooves) DO NOT MEASURE FROM RED LINE INDICATED BELOW
- Our sizes increase in 5mm (3/16”) increments. Always select the smaller boot size if you are in between measurements. For example if your hoof length measurement following theGREEN line is between 121mm (4 13/16”) and 124mm (4 15/16") long select the hoof measurement of 120mm (4 3/4”) on the chart which indicates you require size 3
Measure the WIDTH of the hoof at the widest part and select the correct WIDTH.
Now that you have the LENGTH and the WIDTH of the hoof go to the size chart below and select your size.
- If you have one hoof smaller than the other select the boot size that matches the largest hoof.
Our Scoot Boots are designed to allow for growth between trims. DO NOT select the next size up when measuring your horse’s hooves after a barefoot trim.
- If your horse’s hoof is 10mm (3/8") wider than long you need to select the size from the ‘maximum’ width measurement and not length measurement (for example, if your hoof length is 110mm (4/18") and width is 120mm (4 3/4") you select size 2 . If you are booting up a horse with hooves 10mm (3/8") wider than longer then it is vital that you follow our trimming instructions exactly or you will have a boot size too large due to measuring excess width/flare that should have been removed
- If the hoof length exceeds the hoof width by more than 10mm (3/8") then the Scoot Boot may not be suitable for your horse (if your horse's hooves fall into this category you will need to have your Scoot Boots fitted by your barefoot trimmer)
- If the hoof width exceeds the hoof length by more than 10mm (3/8") then the Scoot Boot may not be suitable for your horse (if your horse's hooves fall into this category you will need to have your Scoot Boots fitted by your barefoot trimmer)
- Your Scoot Boots will come with a scoot boot ruler to double check your measurements to ensure you have selected the correct size – marked boots cannot be exchanged
- If you require Scoot Boots for front and rear hooves but you are unsure of size we recommend you purchase one pair initially to determine correct size
- If you are unsure of your horses hoof measurements and require assistance before ordering your boots please send two photos to us. One photo with your measuring device laying across the YELLOW line indicating the width of your horses hoof and the second photo with the measuring device laying across the GREEN line indicating your horses hoof length, as indicated in the image above
- If your horse’s hooves are 10mm (3/8") wider than longer please consult your closest barefoot trimmer to size up your horse for Scoot Boots
SIZING SCOOT BOOTS
The terms “barefoot trimming” or a “natural trim” are used to describe a trimming method which replicates the shape of a wild horse’s hoof where the horse had been running free over large areas of rocky, sandy terrain. It has been shown that these wild horses, with very low heels, short rolled toes and wide, flat, hard frogs are less prone to hoof and lower leg injuries compared to domesticated shod horses.
The images below show a ‘naturally’ trimmed and highly functional hoof suitable for Scoot Boots.
SCOOT BOOTS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR...
- Hooves with high heels, long toes or flared hoof walls
- Hooves that have major structural changes due to injury to the bulbs or laminitis
- Clubbed feet
- Hooves that are more than 10mm (3/8") wider than longer or more than 10mm - (3/8") narrower than the hoof length measurement
The Scoot Boot fits a larger range of hoof shapes than any other hoof boot on the market today. It is important that your horse’s hooves have been trimmed correctly to ensure you are purchasing the correct size Scoot Boots.
Horses are no different from a human athlete in that they can only perform to their maximum ability if they are wearing the correct sized footwear. This means that trimming and measuring has to be precise.
To ensure your horse has had a correct trim - this means low heels, no flare and bevelled hoof edges and rolled toe:
- The heel height should range from 0mm (0") to a maximum of 15mm (5/8") from the bottom of the collateral groove to the top of the heel at the heel buttress (this is to ensure that the horse’s frogs have sufficient ground contact)
- The ideal angle of the hairline at the coronet should be at least 30 degrees which will ensure the coffin/pedal bone is ground parallel
- The toes must be short and rolled to approximately 45 degrees to ensure correct breakover
- The outer periphery of the hoof wall at the ground surface has been rounded to prevent chipping and the quarters have been lowered to prevent flaring
- The two obvious indicators that your horse’s heels are long are the frog shape and texture and the angle of the hair line at the coronet.
A proper functioning frog is essential to the overall health of your horse.
It is important that the frog has proper ground contact because it is responsible for the following important functions:
Placing pressure on the digital cushion to assist blood circulation throughout the hoof capsule and the horse’s body and limbs
- Absorption of concussion directed at the hoof capsule
- Provides traction for the horse
- Plays an important role in preventing contraction of the hoof
If the frogs do not have sufficient ground contact due to excessive heel height, they will be narrow, high, soft and have a rubbery texture. The above functions will then be impeded.
A healthy functioning frog should be wide, flat and firm in texture and this can only be achieved with adequate ground contact.
The second obvious indicator is the angle of the hairline at the coronet.
The ideal angle should be at least 30 degrees, which will ensure the coffin/pedal bone is close to ground parallel. If your horse’s hairline is close to being ground parallel then you have hoof issues to address.