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New from 'Down Under'

New "Scoot Boot" boots are now available from Equinz directly in New Zealand. The Scoot Boot is the latest innovation in hoof boot technology that we believe will be far superior to any other horse boot on the market.

Dave MacDonald is the creator and innovator of the Scoot Boots. He has spent a total of 30 years working with horses and 12 years as a full time farrier when he developed the world’s first practical hoof boot, the ‘Old Macs’ multi-purpose hoof boot in 1998.

Back in 1998, when the barefoot movement was in its infancy, Dave realised that the majority of shod horses could quite comfortably go barefoot with correct hoof maintenance over time and they could be aided with the use of hoof boots when riding over rough terrain.

Once the ‘Old Mac’ came to fruition he then had to convince horse owners that they could actually ride a horse in boots and could be used in most equine disciplines.

Since the advent of the ‘Old Mac’ hoof boot many new hoof boot designs have entered the world boot market to cater for the rapidly growing industry of barefoot trimming and booting.

The Scoot Boot is the latest innovation in hoof boot technology that we believe will be far superior to any other horse boot on the market. This is due to its simplicity and ease of fit. Unlike other hoof boots, the Scoot Boot will not get soggy, heavy or wet when riding through muddy and wet terrain. This is because the Scoot Boot is constructed of very strong thermo plastic urethane (TPU) as well as the securing straps, which gives the Scoot Boot superb strength to stand up to all types of terrain that you and your horse may ride over.
  • Easy on easy off
  • Will not get soggy, heavy or wet when riding through muddy and wet terrain
  • Superb strength over all types of terrain
  • Larger fitting range
  • No cables or Velcro
  • Lightweight — only 250g (8 ounces) a boot
  • Excellent drainage
  • Easy to clean
  • No adjustment is required as securement is achieved by parts of the hoof that do not grow
  • Soft durable protective foam on heel straps
  • Does not turn on the hoof
  • Will fit hooves securely throughout a whole trimming cycle
  • Great ventilation and breathability for hot climate riding
Unlike other hoof boots, Scoot Boot is easy to place onto a hoof. There is no Velcro to clog with mud, hair and other debris and there are no cables to break that need replacing. Due to their ease of use, any person from the very young to the very old will be able to fit the Scoot Boot onto their horse’s hooves.
The Scoot Boot will also fit more hoof shapes than any other boot on the market. Whether your horse’s hoof is longer than wider or wider than longer, the Scoot Boot will give you a very secure fit.

New tools from Evolutionary Hoof Tools!

Hoof Stand

We've just received a shipment of tools from the USA, including two of the new Evolutionary Hoof Tools Hoof Stands.

The 'Standard' Model includes the dual position Grip Head with flip-up Hoof Cradle and Handle function as well as the Push-Pull Height Adjustment Selector With the inner stand shaft removed you can use the Hoof Cradle at its lowest height of 15".

The 'Shorty' also comes withs a Cradle Extension that inserts in either side of the Cradle to hold small hooves in place so that you have both hands free to operate your nippers. A powerful magnet on the stand shaft provides a secure storage position for the Cradle Extension when not in use. This function is essential when trimming Mini Horse hooves.

There are also 'Pro' versions of two of our favourite products. The Sole Rasp 2 Pro, has a new 'knife' tooth profile and is available now, and the The Hoof Buffer-2 'PRO' with a replacable Perforated Stainless Steel Blade is coming soon.

Evolutionary Hoof Care

Evolutionary Hoof Tools

We have managed to secure rights to import some fantastic hoof maintenance tools from the United States. The Evolutionary Hoof Care tools have been designed for the everyday horse owner to maintain a good hoof shape in between farrier visits. A quick going over once a week will keep you horse's hooves nice and tidy and save money on farrier costs and your horse's hooves will never look better.

Whether you use these products to tidy up between trims, or just add them to your own trimming kit, it won't take long before you wonder how you ever managed without them!

Our first two shipments sold out before they cleared customs, so be quick to order yours now!

Keep an eye on our website - we will be holding trimming workshops demonstrating these fantastic tools. Dates will be added shortly!

These exciting new products are available for ordering on our website now! Click here for details

Barefoot Cleaning Products Available Now

Leather Creme

After the long dry summer we've had, don't forget to condition your saddles and bridles! We have the perfect cleaner and creme especially designed by Barefoot for the nubuck leather saddles. We also have the black saddle creme to return your faded saddle to it's former glory!

Leather Creme is only $23.00 for a 200ml jar, and Leather Shampoo is $26.00 for a 500ml spray bottle

Click here to order yours now!