Promised a review of Scoot Boots, which my 6 1/2 yo mustang gelding Odin wore *successfully* to our first LD finish at the Quicksilver Classic this Saturday! After the soreness wears off I think we'll both be even more pumped...so we finished like 22 I think in a field of 30 horses starting 26 completing. Our speed on course was probably a bit faster than you'd wanna go out - we had about 5 hours total but probably around 4 hours actual riding time (I'm not so great at camp and efficient vet checks there and stuff yet). I've posted reviews of our performance and vet card other places if you're interested. Terrain: Varied. Hard big rocks, hard small rocks, muddy ground, wet and dry leaves, sticks, a near miss with a mobile tarantula body. The. Boots. Just. Stayed. On. I was worried that Odin was doing a bouncy trot before the put vet check at mile ~14 and considered pulling the boots or even pulling us. Had my trail mate and ride mentor Jenny Perryman watch us move and he looked ok. We did a FAST last 10 miles trotting some pacing action and loping even. Odin was wanting to get back to camp I think :). I left the boots on through the final vet check. They got muddy, watery, hit with rocks and branches, and even had some mash drooled on them - my boy is a messy eater LOL! Tons of pics below which are me taking them off for the first time. Not gonna lie I was a little afraid of what I'd find. I didn't see any rubs at the vet check but was still a little scared. No need. ZERO RUBS. Anywhere. We used the trail gaiters thanks to some great advice. Happy to answer specific questions but Odin is barefoot and happy two days later, sane and with his hooves totally intact. Keep in mind this was our first time using boots. We'd had very minimal time in them, but I decided to go for it. I'm pretty psyched and we are dedicated Scoot Boots fans!!!
Jen S McCabe, California, USA