Finding an optimal fit for your customers is important to us, it ensures that Scoot boots remain safe throughout the period of use.
Nothing beats onsite sizing.
We believe the first step to success with selling Scoot Boots is knowing the product and understanding its application. Nothing beats the accuracy of sizing using the sizing shells. We do our best to get the fit right 100% of the time. The sizing chart is as close to accurate as it can get, unfortunately, the hooves on the smallest and largest size of the spectrum are the trickiest for us to hone down. We highly recommend only sizing the mini’s and the largest horses with sizing shells over the chart alone. If you can not get to your customer and need to size through photos only, it is always a great idea to keep communication open with your customer and follow up with fitting photos. Share this video with your customers to help their understanding of the process.
How to work with the sizing shells
Asking for pictures for sizing
When requesting a client to send in pictures for sizing, it’s important to ask them for a front and side view. This will help you evaluate if the hooves look suitable to suit Scoot Boots.
In total you should request four photos of each hoof, two for suitability and two sizing photos.
Check the size by requesting clear photos of the hoof with measuring tape.
Unsuitable hooves for Scoot Boots
An understanding of which hooves are not suitable for Scoot Boots.
Glue on skin sizing guide
Checking the fit of New Scoots
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.
BROKEN-IN SCOOT BOOT FIT
Heel Bulb Test
This is the same size boot on the same horse pictured in the NEW SCOOT BOOT FIT. You will see they have now stretched with wear and now a larger finger fits comfortably as pictured. It is important that customers are aware of this stretch. Scoot Boots are designed to last a 6 week trim cycle.
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.
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.
Test 4. Wiggle test
Lift the hoof and swing the boots to each side. The boots should not rotate or loosen.
Evaluate the fit through photos from your customer