Measuring for Scoot Boots
For detailed instructions on how to measure your horse's hooves for Scoot Boots, see the video and instructions below.
Sizing can be tricky so we highly recommend sending your horse's measurements for confirmation of sizing. Scroll down for instructions on what photos to send us so that we can offer sizing advice.
Important notes about measuring for Scoot Boots:
- Before measuring, ensure your horse has recently had a correct barefoot trim (this means a rolled toe with a strong bevel to the wall and no extra length in the toe or heel; sizing and fit will be distorted for hooves not successfully maintained with a natural trim).
- Measurements must be taken within 2 weeks of a trim.
- We highly recommend taking measurements in mm but if that's not possible, you can convert measurements taken in inches to mm.
- Some horses have two different sized hooves so be sure to measure both left and right hooves to see if they are very different.
To measure your horse yourself, follow these 3 steps:
- Measure length: 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 end of the heel buttresses (the length measurement is taken at the points of the end of the heel buttress, the last place that the hoof wall makes full contact with the ground, and NOT up to where the heels start to slope up towards the heel bulbs as marked by the red line).
- Measure width: Measure the WIDTH of the hoof at the widest part of the hoof.
- Reference the sizing chart: Now that you have the LENGTH and the WIDTH go to our Sizing Chart page and select the right size for your horse (be sure to review our tips for using the sizing chart).
To get sizing advice from us take 4 photos of clean hooves as described below and send them to TryScootBoots@gmail.com:
- Length: Start the tape measure at the center of the toe and work backwards over the frog towards the heels, keeping the tape level against the hoof. Do not start at the heels and work forwards!
- Width: Measure across the widest part of the hoof keeping the tape level (i.e. not allowing it to fall and wrap around the hoof)
- Shape from the front: Shot of the hoof on the ground from the front so that we can see the hoof outline and shape.
- Shape from the side: Profile shot from the side so that we can see the heel height (should be taken from close to ground-level).
NOTE: The measurements in photos must be clearly legible in order for us to offer accurate sizing advice (taking good measurement photos often requires having an extra person to assist). Please verify that the image quality will allow reading of measurements to the nearest 1/8 of an inch, the hoof is clean, and the shape photos are taken on a hard surface free of debris.
3. Shape from the front:
4. Shape from the side: