Cavallo Simple Horse Boot For Barefoot Hoof Use
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Cavallo Simple Horse Boot For Barefoot Hoof Use:
The SIMPLE Boot by Cavallo
... the Multi-Purpose Hoof Boot These boots are made for walking, trotting, jogging, jumping and just having a great time!
- All-terrain hoof protection for the barefoot horse
- Comfort for chronic pain or hoof sensitivity
- Rehabilitation from injuries, abscesses, navicular disease, laminitis / founder,
punctures, sole bruising and contracted heels
- Protection during trailering and breeding
- Your peace of mind: Take on rides as a “spare tire” for lost shoes
- Built-in drainage
- Simple to put on and remove; stays securely on hoof
- Shaped for the natural hoof (needs no inserts or shims)
- Simple front fastening with industrial grade Velcro® closures
- Absorbs shock — so your horse’s legs don’t need to!
- Genuine leather upper is comfortable and flexible
- Mould-in back flap for bulb protection and abrasion resistance
- Durable construction: Waterproof thread, rustproof metal and high performance TPU outsole
- Promotes healthy hooves: allows expansion and contraction, and increased blood circulation
- Softee leather foam-filled collar (Cavallo Pastern Wraps are available for added protection if desired)
- Built-in sole relief: Raised inner rim takes pressure off sole, bar and frogs
Measure the weight-bearing hoof surface carefully after a fresh trim.
(Do not include heel bulbs.)
Stay within the size ranges indicated in the picture.
We have allowed for growth between regular trims.
If your horse’s hoof width is greater than the length from buttress to toe, then the Simple Boot may not be suitable for your horse.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE:
Only UNUSED boots can be exchanged. To keep the boot clean, we suggest covering the hoof with thin plastic and checking fit on a clean dry surface
Like your own riding boots, it is recommended that time is taken to gradually break in your SIMPLE Boots. If your horse has sensitive skin, or if you are going on a long ride and are concerned about potential rubbing, Cavallo Pastern Wraps are available. If your horse is fine boned and there is excess space between the pastern and the boot collar, wraps can also prevent major debris from entering the boot.
SIMPLE FITTING TIPS:
- SOLE: The sole of the hoof should fit securely inside the boot sole. Ensure that the entire weight-bearing wall from front of toe to heel buttress sits within the Simple Boot outsole. It may be helpful to compare the outside raised tread area at the bottom of the boot to the weight-bearing length of the hoof sole (toe to buttress as per diagram above).
- OUTER COVER: Ensure that the boot tongue is pushed firmly against the hoof. Draw the outer flaps firmly around the hoof, pressing the Velcro on the flaps against the Velcro on the tongue; keep taut and level.
- TWISTING: If the boot twists or moves excessively, it may be too big or the outer cover may be loosely fastened.
- TOO SMALL: If you have difficulty putting the boot on, it may be too small. Ideally the boot "snaps" nicely onto the hoof for a good fit. Please check your measurements against the chart above.
- PASTERN WRAPS may be used to assist in the breaking-in process to prevent chafing.
ONCE THE BOOT IS FITTED, if the strap extends beyond the nylon keeper, then you can cut the strap to the preferred length, leaving a line of stitching to prevent unraveling.
PLEASE NOTE: Boots cannot be exchanged if straps have been cut. Be sure boots are correct size BEFORE cutting.
- Outside tread pattern supports the hoof wall
- All-terrain tread minimizes build-up of mud, sand and debris
- Excellent traction while still allowing natural movement
- Center of outsole is recessed to minimize pressure
- High performance specially-formulated thermo plastic urethane (TPU) compound provides maximum protection, tensile strength, durability, and abrasion resistance
Too often over the past years, we have had reports of people returning to metal shoes because their horses would remain sore while barefoot. We made massive attempts to educate and inform trimmers, horse owners and farriers how to manage and trim the feet. The most common problem was when a horse without hoof function and concavity was trimmed in the conventional way and simply left without shoes, putting the hoof on sensitive sole tissue. Our Simple horse boot addresses this potential problem by providing a slightly raised rim around the inside of the sole. It is not even 1 mm high and does not interfere with the counter force of a flat surface for expansion, but it is enough to provide extra sole relief for this common problem. It can also allow further comfort between trimmings.