I would like to say that I’m very pleased with the boots (and so is Spin). I actually bought them as a therapy boot because Spin has chronic laminitis, flat and thin soles (among other things). I had been putting boots on him most of the time while he’s in the paddock, but found that the other boots were trapping the moisture and making his feet hot and smelly. I was looking for a boot that was like a sandal and along came the Scoot boot when I had just about given up. I have been experimenting with them and found I could leave them on for quite a few days and even in the middle of winter with rain, he’s feet stayed nice and dry. I realise leaving boots on all the time may not be a good thing, but when you have a horse that is uncomfortable on his feet and then you see how he moves when he’s got boots on, I think it’s worth it. I have started putting pads in because the ground is getting harder, but I need to be careful which pads I use because the spongy ones trap moisture. I’m experimenting at the moment. I call his Scoot Boots his Mary Jane shoes because that’s what they look like when their on! So, at the end of the day, they have the thumbs up from us. The only thing I could be picky on is the fastenings. I’ve had trouble doing them up but I now use a thin screw drive like a latch hook, so problem solved.
Jackie Perriton Adelaide, Australia