Very happy with how the horses worked around their 34km training circuit today, both Arabec Czar and Silvermere Dakota headed out in their scoot boots (front feet only) and hit tracks that comprised of rocky dirt roads, muddy tracks, flat canter tracks, hills and everything inbetween! They worked superbly in their boots, no movement of the boots at all. Dakota's boots were heading out for their first ever workout as her last few sessions have been in boots that were to big whilst waiting for her boots to be ordered, the new boots were brilliant and perfect size so she is all guns go for Grenville this weekend coming! Arabec Czar had a slight boot malfunction when he slid down a mud bank (not caused by the boots, barefoot and steel shod would not have stopped his slide!) and we did not realise he caught and tore his gaiter half off so the studs on one side were pulled in behind the plastic of the boot causing a rub. He did not slow down or give any indication anything was amiss but it has given me the incentive to put the glue on endurance gaitors into his boots (however it was such a 1 in a million slide that I can't see such a malfunction ever happening again!). A heap of tuffrock packed onto the rub and I have all confidence it will be healed over and good for him to compete at Grenville. The horses worked with a friends horse who was steel shod - there was no disadvantage to the boots at all over the terrain or at the speeds the horses were traveling (good working trot and canter) - in fact the booted horses worked so well that my friend might just be converting! Ameera has just recently come into work and she borrowed Dakota's boots for a short 8km trot workout, she cruised along the rough dirt roads and the boots fit so perfectly she will be the next one being outfitted! Happy horses and happy riders, thanks Scoot Boots!
Emma Holland of http://roswickendurance.com.au/