FAQ - Skins
Refer to our 'Fitting' page.
Scoot boots are the preferred hoof protection for the majority of riding disciplines.
Scoot Skins fit differently to our regular Scoot boots. When measuring for Scoot Skins obtain the hoof's width measurement and then select the size indicated on the Skins size chart.
As gluing is an acquired skill you should seek out a skilled hoof care provider experienced in the art of gluing to do your initial work.
Scoot Skins can be left on for an entire five week trim cycle.
Scoot Skins allow the sole to breathe due to air circulation which helps prevent the build up of bacteria or fungus. The soles can also be flushed and medication applied during the five week setting.
As with all glue ons correct hoof preparation is necessary. The hooves should be cleaned and buffed to remove all moisture, grease and dirt. A rough surface will also aid in glue attachment. The inside of the Skins should be cleaned with an alcohol based solvent cleaner to remove contaminants and then buffed to create a rough surface to aid glue bonding.
The side vents actually provide a huge advantage when gluing. You place masking tape over the vents on the outside and this allows glue to penetrate this area and form a plug which adds to glue strength.
There are a number of glues available that can be used. Vettec Adhere is the fastest, drying glue which sets in approximately 60 seconds. Another recommended glue frequently used is Equibond which sets in approximately three minutes.
We strongly recommend that the bottom 15mm or just over 5/8" above the sole of the Skins should be kept glue free. It is vital glue is not allowed to get under the sole of the hoof as any lumps of glue are likely to cause bruising.
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