The Scoot Boot is the latest innovation in horse boots technology. Scoot Boot believe their boots will be far superior to any other hoof boot on the market, due to its simplicity and ease of fit. Unlike other horse hoof boots, the Scoot Boot will not get soggy, heavy or wet when riding through muddy and wet terrain. This is because the Scoot Boot is constructed of very strong thermoplastic urethane (TPU) as well as the securing straps, which gives the Scoot Boot superb strength to stand up to all types of terrain that you and your horse may ride over.
- Come in pairs
- Easy fit
- 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
- Low profile so no rubbing
- Excellent drainage
- Easy to clean
- No adjustment is required as securement is achieved by parts of the hoof that do not grow
- Does not turn on the hoof
- Will fit hooves securely throughout a whole 6 week trimming cycle
Unlike some other hoof boots, Scoot Boot is easy to place onto a hoof. There is no Velcro to clog with mud, hair and other debris and there are no cables to break that need replacing. Due to their ease of use, any person from the very young to the very old will be able to fit the Scoot Boot onto their horse’s hooves.
The Scoot Boot will also fit more hoof shapes than any other boot on the market. Whether your horse’s hoof is longer than wider or wider than longer, the Scoot Boot will give you a very secure fit.
THE SCOOT BOOT IS 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
- Club feet
- Hooves that are more than 10mm wider than longer or more than 10mm narrower than the hoof length measurement
Prior to booting up find a dry, clean, soft surface (ie a towel) for your horse to stand on. Use only ONE BOOT to confirm sizing. We do not accept returns/exchanges for marked, dirty boots.If you return your Scoot Boots dirty we will not refund or exchange your boots. When you are ready to boot up:
- Ensure front closure straps are undone and the security strap is detached from one side on the rear of the boot
- Pick up the hoof with the sole facing upwards in the trimming position and slip the toe of the hoof into the boot
- Pull the rear of the boot over the bulbs and place the hoof onto the ground
- The hoof should slip comfortably into the boot (If the hoof does not slip comfortably into the boot or the front of the boot is being forced open then you have either selected a size too small or you need to give your horse a correct trim)
- The fit should be snug and not tight or loose
- To secure the front closure straps, grip the end of the strap with your thumb and forefinger
- Stretch the strap over the knob hook at an angle and slip the elongated hole over the top edge of the knob hook
- Then with a rolling motion using your thumb, force the strap up and over the knob hook to secure the strap in place. If you have difficulty securing these straps check the holes to ensure the diameter is a minimum of 6 mm as sometimes during the moulding process the hole size is slightly reduced. If so use a leather punch to increase the size of the hole
- When the horse is standing upright, with its legs at 90 degrees, secure the security strap around the pastern and ensure that it is loose enough to be able to place one finger between the strap and the pastern. It is important the strap is set correctly to perform its function (not loose or not tight)
- If you cannot place one finger between the strap and the pastern, loosen the security strap another hole
- Now that you have secured your Scoot Boots you need to ensure you have a snug fit – pick up the hoof and gently twist clockwise and anti clockwise. Your boot should not turn on the hoof (if the boot feels loose or sloppy you need to return your boots for a smaller size)
Front Closure Straps and Pastern Straps
Removing your Boots
These straps are designed to provide maximum security. When removing your boots do not attempt to pull the straps directly off the knob hooks with tension on the strap. You must grip the strap, pull it towards the outside of the boot and when the hole is elongated and tension is removed from the knob hook, roll the strap off the knob hook in a twisting action and then the strap will easily release.
Securing your Boots
If you have insufficient strength in your fingers and find you have trouble stretching the straps you may make the task easier by increasing the length of the hole using a leather punch. Do not increase the length of the hole more than 1mm at a time and make sure you increase the hole on the finger grip side of the hole in the front closure strap and either side of the hole on the pastern strap. The diameter of the hole punch (leather punch) should not exceed 4mm (3/16″).
If you have insufficient strength in your fingers you can easily secure the front straps using your hoof pick to pull the straps over the knob hooks.
Scoot Boot Sizing