I’ve had Scoots on my TB for about six months now (front and back) and I’m very happy with them. I sent pics to the designer for help with fitting, so no issues there. They are SUPER EASY to put on and take off. And they stay on. I ride both smooth and rocky trails with creek crossings and the occasional large patch of slippery clay or deep mud. I’ve had no issues with any of the hardware or straps. I do a lot of walking, but have also put plenty of trot and canter time on them without a problem. It did take my guy a couple of short initial rides to adust to the traction. He never tripped, but I could feel his feet “grab” a bit in the beginning. Now he moves normally with a free stride (and he has big gaits).
I was a little worried about the heel straps (even with the supplied neoprene gaiters) because they seemed like they might rub. But I did some brief longing in them for a few days, then a few short rides to test them before going out for an hour plus. He didn’t have any sensitivity under the straps, even on a pretty muddy day when you couldn’t see what color the straps were. They drain and clear of debris very well, and wash up nicely.
He has very thin soles and I do occasionally feel him take some careful steps where the rocks are rough. I’m going to try adding ThinLine hoofpads to see if they’ll take care of that. (The interior sole of the boots have a grippy surface, so I’m hoping the pads won’t cause a problem with retention. They’re such a snug fit around the outside, I don’t think it they will.)