Fitting and sizing

Finding an optimal fit for your customers is important to us, it ensures that Scoot boots remain safe throughout the period of use.

How the customer takes on the Scoot boot

When your customer tries on their boots for the first time, they should try them on grass, rubber matting or a towel so they stay in new condition. Thread a sock and or plastic bag over the hoof.

Step 1. Open Front Straps and Pastern Strap on the boots.

Lift the horse’s hoof with the sole up and pull on the boots.

Open front straps and pastern straps on Scoot Boot

Step 2. Pull the back over the horse’s bulbs and place the hoof on the ground.

The horse’s balls should slide down comfortably without having to use force, but still be tight.

Pull Scoot Boot over heel bulbs to put on

Step 3. Put the hoof on the ground, snap front straps.

TIP: Use a hoof pick to close the straps with if it is difficult to fasten.

Close front straps to put on Scoot Boots

Step 4. Attach the straps as pictured below

Make sure you get a finger down between the horse’s skin and the pastern straps at the front.Adjust the straps if necessary.

Fasten pastern strap to put on Scoot Boots

Tip 1. If this is the first time the horse is trying on boots, take it easy at first. Like our human shoes, Scoots will be softer and more compliant after use.

Tip 2. Use Trail Gaiters, especially if the horse has never had Scoot Boots before or has sensitive skin.

Certified Barefoot Worker and Scoot Boot Specialist Julia Stroh shows you how to put on a pair of Scoot Boots in this video

How to check the fit of your Scoot boots

Test 1. Bulb test

You should be able to get a finger down between the bulbs and heel strap (the part that goes above the bulbs

It’s okay if you need to press your finger down a bit. Scoot Boots stretch slightly after use.

Check 1 heel bulb finger Scoot Boot test

Test 2. Gap test

Check the gap on the front of the boots, make sure that the boots are against the entire hoof on the sides. There should be a gap in the front, the size of the gap varies depending on the shape of the hoof walls.

Check 2 front gap Scoot Boot test

Test 3. Front Strap Test

Check if the front straps are tight at the front after they have been fastened. If you can not close the front straps with a hoof scraper, the boots are probably too small.

Check 3 front strap tension Scoot Boot test

Test 4. Wiggle test

Lift the hoof and swing the boots to each side. The boots should not rotate or loosen.

Check 4 wiggle test for Scoot Boots

Julia shows how to test the fit of your Scoot Boots in this video

3. Sizing shells

Sizing shells for rent

We sell sizing shells so that your customers can try out the right size for their horse. You can offer these sizing shells to the customer to try in peace and quiet. It is also possible to ride and and longline with the sizing shells on. Keep in mind that these sizing shells do not have any front straps, which means that they can easily come loose in any faster gaits.

We recommend that you use these sizing shells in connection with you doing a sizing test in person on your clients horses, or offering the customer rent sizing shells. We recommend that you send a return bag with a return shipping note that is glued on delivery to make it easier for the customer.

Feel free to contact us at with any questions and we will help you!

4. Help your customers find the right size

Let the customer photograph the hoof according to the instruction video below so that you can more easily recommend your customer the correct size.