If briefly, my current experience proves the Scoot Boots are much more economical financially than conventional shoeing. You buy them once and use only when needed, whereas the steel shoes can not be put on and off so conveniently.
Ready to write about the first phase of the test drive #scootboots
I sent a special leg warmers for the use of the shoe in the endurance!
Within 2 months of regularly wear in shoes on the training range. Went to the maximum of 10 km, more hesitated because I was afraid that, at the speed of the chafing in places mossie. Wrote to the producer of their fears. Turns out, specifically for distance runs, there is a high leg warmers.
Protect the leg from scrubbing. Drove 20 km - perfect!
At the mileage cen40 never wear, because in the snow all the same, its natural hoof is safer!
So, at the end of the day of the season:
2 times I tried horse shag a mouse.
Composite Horseshoes, gel, job is about $ 150 for 3 weeks. On a run one shattered in the trash, second themselves have not been able to scrape is another challenge to the blacksmith and costs. Steel horseshoes - it's cheaper, but three days before the mileage one horse is lost in levade. Completely lost. Had to take off the second and go barefoot. About the dangers of and benefits of their shoes - it's all up to me, I won't discuss.
Boots Scoot Boot: wear only when needed. And I should have, on average, 1-2 times a week, when it is expected the intensive work on different rigid gruntam, including rocks and asphalt. The rest of the time the horse is walking and running barefoot. Both run for 40 km through the soft gruntam hooves, not in need of protection. But the shoes were in the bag, ready to use. Very comfortable not to drive with a blacksmith at the starts! )))
Lesya Gordiienko, Ukraine
At this stage - savings is obvious.
Next season - plan to serve in the boots.