Ready to hit the road for spring shows, rodeos and trail rides? If your horse is shod, Cavallo Horse & Rider’s Hoof Boots (https://www.cavallo-inc.com/product-category/hoof-boot/) will help keep him comfortable when you put boots over his shoes while in the trailer. Cavallo Boots come in all sizes and can easily fit over metal shoes. The boots provide traction in the trailer and you can add even more padding to make sure your horse’s muscles aren’t fatigued when you arrive at your destination. Plus, Cavallo Boots are made to move in. Your horse will move easily as he gets on and off the trailer and walks around the event grounds in the boots.
Add pads inside the boots to provide even more support during trailer rides. Cavallo Cushion Pads are made from specially-formulated microcellular foam known to absorb shock and concussion. Horses’ legs and hooves will be cushioned when the pads are inserted inside the boots. Find the style you need for your horse. The Cushion Pads are available in both 5 mm & 10 mm thicknesses.
See the options at: https://www.cavallo-inc.com/product/cushionpads.
In addition to pads for cushioning, adding Protection Pads inside shod horses’ boots will help extend the life of any pads and the boots as well. The Protection Pads protect the boot soles from metal and studs. Find out more about Protection Pads:
To find out what size Cavallos you’ll need to fit over your horse’s shoes, determine the length and width measurements of the metal shoe itself, rather than the horse’s hoof. Depending on the individual fit of the boots for each horse, it is possible that you may need to go up a size to accommodate a boot–especially if Protection and Comfort Pads will also be used (as recommended). For taking measurements, simply measure the actual horseshoe itself, length and width. Find directions here: https://www.cavallo-inc.com/measuring-and-fitting.
On the Road
Barrel racer Cheyenne Wimberley uses Cavallo Boots every time she puts her horses in the trailer for events. The Stephenville, Texas cowgirl joined the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association in 1987 and has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo four times—most recently claiming 11thin the world standings. She has had her horses wear Cavallos while covering over 100,000 miles on the road.
“We travel a lot of miles and the trailering is the hardest part on the horse,” Wimberley says. “I was looking for a boot to help take some of the shock absorbent of the trailer ride. I wanted a boot with a flat surface that wouldn’t change the angle of the foot. I wanted the foot to remain in the angles of the shoeing. It’s more for the shock absorption for me than it is for any traction. I also like having them on so when we stop to walk I know they have protection from any rocks or rough surfaces.”
Wimberley says the boots are easy to put on and she has found that her horses are in good shape when they finally step off at the final event location.
“These are the easiest boots ever,” she says. “They are quick to put on and last great. Mine have been on for hundreds of thousands of miles with no issues. When we arrive, I think they move better. Not as stoved up as without boots.“
Once at her events, Wimberley says she also puts the boots on when her horses are standing on concrete. “We keep them on In the stalls or while standing at the trailer getting ready for competition.”
Follow Wimberley as she heads to the Ruby Buckle Futurity and WCRA Alliance Event in Corpus Christi.
“We go about 100,000 miles a year,” she says. “So we sometimes haul 12-16 a day. We walk the horses every 4 hours. These are the best boots made. They are easy to use, have great traction, and last forever.”
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