Below you will find a video on how to evaluate Scoot Boot fit using sizing shells to help you purchase the best size Scoot Boots for your horse. Sizing kits are especially useful for horses that don't fit nicely into the ranges on the Scoot Boot sizing chart. Note that the full sizing kit fee will be refunded if you decide to purchase a pair of Scoot Boots from us.


Boot up on a dry, clean, soft surface. Use only ONE BOOT to confirm sizing. 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 or bottom edge of the knob hook
  • When the straps have been secured the gap at the front should be 7-10mm (3/8"). If the front of the boot is being forced open more than 10mm (3/8") on a freshly trimmed hoof then the boot as shown



  • 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 two fingers between the strap and the pastern (at the front of the pastern). It is important the strap is set correctly to perform its function (not loose or not tight)
  • If you cannot place two fingers between the pastern strap and the pastern, loosen the pastern strap another hole. If the pastern strap is too tight, as the pastern flexes forward, the strap will pull the rear of the boot backwards and forwards over the rear of the hoof and cause rubbing. With the pastern strap set at the correct length this will not occur
  • 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)

Fitting and taking off your Scoot Boots



For more information on sizing and fitting please visit our Sizing FAQ page