- Trekking through trails? Be sure your horse is wearing Trek boots!
- For the total comfort and protection of barefoot horses as an alternative to metal shoes
- Great for senior horses!
- Size Chart in photos above
- 180 day quality and workmanship warranty
Frequently asked questions:
- How do you put on Cavallo boots?
- A Cavallo boot takes only seconds to put on. They slide right on; just place the boot on the horse then Velcro the front.
- How long do Cavallo boots last?
- Typically, Cavallo boots will last 1-2 years. However, there are reports from multiple boot owners who are using Cavallo boots for far longer than that. Some customers report that they last up to 10 years.
- Can you ride with Cavallo boots?
- Yes. Horses can gallop and many riders jump and even compete in jumper classes in Cavallo boots. There are also riders using them for hunt riding and cross-country eventing. The key is to achieve a good fit and boots are secure to do just about anything in any terrain. The sole of Cavallo boots is naturally grippy on pavement and asphalt. For slicker surfaces such as wet grass or ice, studs can be inserted into any of the Cavallo boot models.
- How do you know if Cavallo boots fit?
- When Cavallo boots are sized correctly, they are snug in at least one direction, which prevents movement. Correctly sized boots remain securely in place. For horses with changing hoof sizes, or that have special fitting issues, the insert sole pads and/or Cavallo Pastern Wraps can help adjust and tighten fit as needed. Majority of horses should not experience stumbling or interference while wearing Cavallo boots, but every horse is unique. Without metal shoes to restrict circulation, horses can feel their feet and know exactly where they are placing them allowing them to move effortlessly.
- How long does it take to transition a horse to barefoot?
- Transitioning to a barefoot and natural lifestyle for a horse is not difficult, but exact timely is dependent on the horse. In many cases, the transition is as simple as removing the metal shoes, keeping hooves trimmed, and using Cavallo Hoof Boots for comfort and protection. It can become challenging when the shoes come off, and some more serious problems (that were already brewing in the horse’s hooves) become apparent. Because of the increase in blood circulation, a horse's hoof can become enervated, and he may feel the discomfort more strongly. Usually, it is just a matter of supporting him through the rough patch. The discomfort should pass with increased circulation and stimulation. During this temporary period, use Cavallos for turnout to make a horse more willing to move about. It’s also great to consult a veterinarian about giving MSM or a mild pain reliever if horses seem very uncomfortable. Without metal shoes, the freer-flowing nutrients and oxygen in the blood will speed up the process of healing. It is more often a painless transition which, when supported by Cavallos, will benefit the horse enormously.