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I saw these Scoot Boots from Australia on FB… and was very interested.  They are created by the designer of the original Old Macs.  That had me intrigued.  Old Macs are great boots!

So, these are his new and improved idea.  Easy to fit, easy to wear, won’t get soggy or heavy, durable.

I have not tried them yet.  I’d like to hear from you if you have tried them.  There are many, many testimonials on the website.  You can read testimonials here.

And the best part is that the Scoot Boot company will size them remotely for you.  All you do is take three photos (instructions and references on the website) and they send out a pair.  If it doesn’t fit, they will send a new pair.

Sounds very interesting.  I want to try a pair, don’t you?

Here is the website.

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from the website

The backsides.

SOME TESTIMONIALS – From the website

Almost colour coordinated

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So my scoots arrived a couple days ago and I finally got to try them out today- we absolutely love them! Fitted beautifully and made Rosanna a lot more comfortable….

Staying on no matter what conditions!

Staying on no matter what conditions!

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Got my new scoot boots recently. Very impressed with them. Easy to put on, take off and clean afterwards. They stay on going through mud and wet too. Thanks to…

Getting stronger and stronger!

Getting stronger and stronger!

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Me and my boy Will out doing a Navigation ride with my club Scater and of course scoots all round. Since taking my boy from shoes to barefoot has been…

Prince Palomo’s shiny new Scoots

Prince Palomo's shiny new Scoots

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Prince Palomo’s Scoot Boots arrived today. I couldn’t wait to try them on. But first I reviewed the video. ? These are the easiest and quickest to put on of…

No ‘shoe’ worries here!

No 'shoe' worries here!

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During the 3-day ride Veluwe Marathon in the Netherlands. My ‘giant’ KWPN horse finished well after 81 km, his first event on his Scootboots. No rubs and they never came…

Rocking the Scoots in NZ

Rocking the Scoots in NZ

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My boy rocking his scoot boots as we begin winter fitness work leading up to the New Zealand eventing season. This is my friend riding Robbie and I rode my…

Showing them off every chance we got!

Showing them off every chance we got!

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I LOVE my new Scoot Boots! We just returned from a 3 day camping trail ride in Pineville, Missouri. The terrain there has it all very rocky, steep hills, rock…

Scooting XC for the first time

Scooting XC for the first time

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Scooting xc for the first time with our boots no 3 with black straps! Worked really well also @ water. Photo: Lauri Kokkola Rita Uotila, Ypäjä, FIN


LET THEM SELECT YOUR SIZE! – (from the website)

We offer a free sizing service simply because we get it 98% correct and our customers who size themselves only get it 60% right. Getting it correct the first time eliminates return issues. 

Due to variables in a hoof shape, there is a chance we may size your horse incorrectly so do not assume that the size we advise is correct. If the size does not feel correct please contact us to seek further advice.

Before measuring, ensure your horse has had a correct barefoot trim (ie rolled toe, bevelled hoof wall and low heel). Measurements need to be taken within 2 weeks of a trim.

Take three photos of each hoof as per the images below:

  • first photo – start your tape measure at the center of the toe and work backwards over the frog towards the heels. Do not start at the heels and work forwards 
  • second photo – place your tape measure across the widest part of the hoof
  • third photo – front of hoof which shows shape

Send your three photos to or inbox us at

If our size selection is incorrect, return your Scoot Boots and we will exchange free of charge for the correct size (only if purchased from our online retail store).

Use one boot only to size up both front feet with your horse standing on a soft clean surface.

If your horse clearly has two different sized hooves then you will need to send us sizing pics of both hooves.

Please follow our ‘fitting’ instructions to ensure your size is correct.

The information below are instructions to follow should you decide to select your own size

 Step 1

Once your horse’s hooves have been trimmed correctly:

  • 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 very end of the heel buttresses (to ensure you have located this position run a rasp across both heels and the correct measuring point is the last part of the heels that physically makes contact with the rasp before the heels drop away towards the collateral grooves) DO NOT MEASURE FROM RED LINE INDICATED BELOW
  • Our sizes increase in 5mm (3/16”) increments. Always select the smaller boot size if you are in between measurements. For example if your hoof length measurement following the GREEN line is between 121mm (4 13/16”) and 124mm (4 15/16″) long select the hoof measurement of 120mm  (4 3/4”) on the chart which indicates you require size 3

Step 2

Measure the WIDTH of the hoof at the widest part and select the correct WIDTH.

Step 3

Now that you have the LENGTH and the WIDTH go to the size chart below and select your size.

Please Note

  • If you find one hoof is a size smaller then you may purchase your Scoots in singles.
  • If one hoof is in between sizes, select the boot size that matches the largest hoof. Our Scoot Boots are designed to allow for growth between trims.
  • If your horse’s hooves are 10mm (3/8″) wider than long you need to select the size from the ‘maximum’ width measurement and not length measurement (for example, if your hoof length is 110mm (4/18″) and width is 120mm (4 3/4″)  you select size 2). If your horse’s hooves are 10mm (3/8″) wider than longer it is important you follow our trimming instructions or you will have a boot size too large due to measuring excess width/flare that should have been removed
  • If the hoof length exceeds the hoof width by more than 10mm (3/8″) then Scoot Boots may not be suitable for your horse (if your horse’s hooves fall into this category you will need to have Scoot Boots fitted by your barefoot trimmer)
  • If the hoof width exceeds the hoof length by more than 10mm (3/8″) then Scoot Boots may not be suitable for your horse (if your horse’s hooves fall into this category you will need to have your Scoot Boots fitted by your barefoot trimmer)
  • If you require Scoot Boots for front and rear hooves but you are unsure of size we recommend you purchase one pair initially to determine correct size


There are many videos on You Tube that speak about the virtues of the Scoot Boot, but for me, this one was the most robust.  Even though it is in French, you can see how she rode these boots in many different conditions and at all speeds.  She shows you how they should fit and how easy they are to put on and take off.

Watch the video here.

CLICK TO WATCH this visually descriptive video.



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H. ALAN DAY, is one of my most favorite authors.  He wrote THE HORSE LOVER.  When I finished reading it,  I was so moved – I felt I had to let him know.  So I actually found Alan’s website and contacted him.  I had never done anything like that before, and I’ve loved many books…

We have been friends ever since.

In fact, Alan invited me to the Lazy B… the 200,000 acre ranch he grew up on and managed for 40 years.  (Sandra Day O’Connor is his sister.  She grew up there, too, and they co-authored the book THE LAZY B about their childhood.  Loved that book, too!)

Here is my post about visiting the Lazy B.  It was beyond words.  Such a gift.

Anyway, Alan sent to me his new book, COWBOY UP!  (Use this link to order an advanced, signed copy! – He only has a few, so go for it!)

This is that incredible day when Alan invited me to the Lazy B. The 200,000 acre ranch he grew up on and managed for 40 years.

Alan’s new book, COWBOY UP is like sitting around a campfire with the best storyteller – ever!

I loved it!  Made me laugh, cry, nod, wail, shake my head, ponder life and admire his nature loving soul even more…   If you are at all into anything Western, or ranching or just plain common sense life lessons with a smile  –  this book is for you.

Truly, what I loved is that Alan isn’t afraid to honesty share his life with humility, humor and profound Aha! reader moments – surrounded by horses, cattle and ranching.  You feel like you are being taken away…

There are a few stories that he touched upon in THE HORSE LOVER that he expands upon in this collection – which I appreciated.  The entire collection of short stories is either heartwarming or phenomenally adventurous or both… and they reminded me of Walter Mitty – except all of Alan’s adventures are REAL.

For example… Alan made it rain on his ranch.  I swear.

(Order your advanced, signed copy here.  He has a limited amount of them so, grab it while you can!)

This new book has more of the vignette type stories he had in THE HORSE LOVER. But I swear, I was both nodding and shaking my head through so much of it. I love his storytelling. Makes me feel like I know what it was like to live on a huge ranch with horses I love and the ranching life.

GET AN ADVANCE, SIGNED COPY (it isn’t available on Amazon yet)!

If you’d like an advance, signed copy, just  CONTACT ALAN HERE and fill out the form on his website.  He will get back to you regarding an advanced, signed copy.  I know these signed copies will be slightly more expensive than what you will find on Amazon in a month, but for me, an author signed book is a keepsake.  Alan will tell you the price, depending upon shipping to your state.

Click image to go to the website to contact Alan about a signed, advance copy of COWBOY UP!

OR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON (without Alan’s signature)

Here is the link to pre-order COWBOY UP by H. Alan Day.  This link will probably bring up his two other books as well.  ORDER THEM ALL!  You won’t be sorry!


Click here to pre-order on Amazon.

I HAVE ALL OF THESE BOOKS ON MY DESK – all the time.  I just love to look at them and remember.

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