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Simple Hoof Boot Testimonials

Read what our satisfied customers have to say about the simplest equine hoof boots to use on the market. They are wonderful for rehabilitation programs, easy for riders of all ages to put on, fit like a glove, and improve safety in rough terrain.

 

As a Member of the Board of Directors for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (a 165+ mile trail, consisting of eight segments that encircle Lake Tahoe), I am frequently consulted for advice on riding the Trail by horseback. Having only hiked the entire Rim Trail by foot, I have made it my mission to ride it and have chosen to do it on my Kentucky Mountain Spotted Saddle Horse, F&R's Pony Girl. My girl Pony and I began this project last year and have now completed all but two of the segments.

The longest segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail is a 33-mile stretch that runs from the Echo Lakes to Barker Pass, and it is by far the rockiest segment of the eight. Pony and I completed this segment last year in 2 ½ days. We started out this 33-mile segment in a pair of two-year old Cavallo boots. My friends, well . . . they rode that segment in newer Easyboots, which ended up not being so easy. While my friends had difficulties getting their boots on their horses, Pony and I stood and patiently waited. While my friends had difficulties getting their boots to stay on their horses and had to stop to put them back on, Pony and I would take a break and patiently wait. When my friends had to tighten wires and replace lost screws, Pony and I waited. Pony and I walked right through piles and miles of rocks, lakes, streams, boggy meadows, mud and some pretty rugged terrain and never missed a step (or a boot for that matter).

Pony and I have now just finished up another season of riding in those exact same boots (for a total of four years), and I know we are gonna just keep on going. With only two more segments to complete the Rim Trail, Pony and I will not only have made then entire 165+ miles in just one set of (used) Cavallo boots, but we will have ridden lots and lots of other trail miles in those same boots. Pony and I want to thank Cavallo for making such a reliable, easy-to-use and enduring product.

Deby O'Gorman, USA

Annie and Toby

My horse Toby is an Australian Brumby. He was caught in the wild up in the Australian Alpine Ranges Near Benambara to the Victorian and New South Wales border. I live in a semi-rural area and I keep all my horses barefoot. Toby was getting tender in his front feet on the hard and stoney surfaces around here, so I did a little research and lashed out on a pair of Cavallo Simple Boots for him. They appeared to me to be the simplest boots to use on the market. Toby will now lift his feet on his own for me to his Simple boots on! Over Easter I took Toby back up to the high country with some Brumby runners and the boots performed perfectly. Toby was able to cover all of the territory up there better than any of the shod horses - through swamps, bogs, and up and down mountain ridges. The Cavallo Simple boots stayed on and in place through the bogs and swamps. In the rocky areas Toby was able to cover the ground without any soreness. We even jumped over fallen trees in the boots with no hesitation. I am more than happy to recommend the Cavallo Simple boots to anyone considering buying boots for their horse. They are simple to use and do the job they are designed for well!

Annie Logan, Australia

Lois in riding.

 

I have used the simple boots on all three of my horses for the last 4 years. I run my horses barefoot, but when we go up into the tetons, I always boot them. There isn't anything we haven't experienced in our gorgeous mountains. We have been through deep rivers, sucky mid, slick ice and snow, smooth granite slabs, rocky trails and greasy, muddy slopes. We have never had a boot come off or had one wear sores on my horses feet. Out terrain is rough but incredibly breath taking. I'm 64 and depend on my horses to get me to and from these incredible mountains safely. Thanks Cavallo, for a boot that even a more seasoned (old) lady can get on and off with ease.

Lois, Washington State, USA

I recently ordered a pair of Simple boots for my Australian Stockhorse stallion. Past injury has resulted in excessive heel growth (and very little toe growth) on one front foot - which causes him to move unevenly. It also means that he has more round or square feet, rather than elongated. I did a lot of research into the various types of boots available to find one that would fit his type of hooves. Correcting this is an uphill battle as we have very hard ground and he constantly wears his toes - more on the one side. The Cavallo boots fit beautifully and now I have a horse that moves so evenly - it was like riding a completely different horse!

Thanks Cavallo! Margi Weir, Western Australia

Eastern Shore

 

I love my Simple boots. I used them on a seven hour ride without any wraps going through some of the nastiest mud I have ever been through in my life. Plus, we love playing in the Chesapeake Bay in our Simple boots. Seeing is believing! Thanks for a great product! Roberta Young, Virginia, USA

 

 

 

 

 

All was going well until we stopped for lunch and “assumed” that all the horses would stay inside the fenced enclosure we were in.  My Arabian mare Darlin had other ideas, since she is a smart and reliable trail horse knew where home was.  Fortunately for her and my peace of mind the park is entirely fenced. 

We looked of course, but I called the search off at 11:30 Sunday night planning on resuming the next day.  My friend, who knows the park much better than I, thought long and hard about where she might be.  She brought a horse for me and we were off.  Needless to say Darlin was very happy to see us when we found her right where my friend thought she was going to be.  Since home was to the southwest that is where we looked, Darlin was indeed going home.

Now to the part of the story that involves Cavallo boots.  All Darlin had on was a halter (halter/bridle trail riding equipment), and her Cavallo boots.  Yep, you guessed it, the boots were secure and protected Darlin’s feet throughout her/my ordeal.  They were damp as well indicating that she had been in water some time during the night (drinking, I hope).   I LOVE Cavallo boots.

Sincerely, Sandra L. Switzer

I have been using Simple boots for three years.   I have two horses, St. Gertrude (aka Sophie) a 20 year old Morgan pony mare, and Side Hill Ranger, a 8 year old 16 hand Morgan gelding.   Both wear Simple Boots in a variety of situations.  We go on picnic drives for training. The first set that I used on Ranger still show little or no wear.  Neither horse's gaits and their stamina is not affected by Simple boots.   Putting them on is indeed simple,  and they stay on.  I use regular shoes for part of the year. The rest of the time, it is simply Simple Boots. Thank you Cavallo for such a great product.

Glenn Van Oort, West Sand Lake, NY

 

I have a Missouri Foxtrotter who is going through a transition to natural trim. I just got the simple boots and tried them out on a trail ride this past Saturday. I started out the ride without the boots to see how he would do.

After about a mile and a half on woody, somewhat rocky terrain I could see he was getting uncomfortable. I stopped for a break and put the Cavallo simple boots on his front hooves and headed out. WELL---the difference was like night and day. He had spring in his step and really wanted to GO!!!!!! He had no problem manuvering over large logs, muddy creek beds,and the same rocks he had problem with on the way out. We love the boots and I will keep them with me on all trail rides. They are a fantastic product! Thank you, Debbie and Buddy


Sam and JasmineSam and Jasmine on the trails.

I'm 10 years old and just learning to ride. Jasmine, the horse I ride, doesn't wear metal shoes so she needs some protection when we ride on the trails and gravel roads. My mom brought home some Simple Hoof Boots for me and they were perfect! I can put them on and take them off by myself. Simple boots are sooo easy to use. Now I can go riding anywhere and every step is comfortable for Jasmine!

Samantha Iles-Highton, Roberts Creek, BC

I've been wanting to get my mare barefoot for the longest time, but missed the opportunity every winter. My mare has sensitive front feet and every time we took the shoes off, she went lame (and I didn't have time for her to be sore and harden up), hooves kept on chipping right away and from pure agony we always ended up putting the shoes back on.

I listened to Carole's (Herder) talk at the show and she kept saying how comfortable horses feel when you put the Simple boots on. How they immediately start licking and chewing. I was totally ready to believe her, but still, in the back of my mind there was a little voice saying "yeah right, I'll believe it when I see it". Well, did I see it last night!

My farriers took the shoes off yesterday, and because she has had front shoes on for two years in a row. Her frog is lower than her hoof wall, meaning she does land on her frog first and that is quite uncomfortable for her. I walked around on her in my sandring last night and she tip toed on her newly bare feet. Trotting was definitely sore. Then we went into the deeper sand/grass field and she was allright enough to work a bit. When I came home I washed her feet, put them in a plastic bag and tried a Simple boot on. I had measured from the buttress line to the toe and that indicated 5 inches. So she would need a size 3. She "clicked" right into a size 3, it fit nice and snug (a very little bit of play, but not able to rotate the boot whatsoever) and the second she put that foot on the ground, she lowered her head and started licking her lips and chewing. I was quite flabbergasted. I could almost hear her go "ooohhh, that feels soooooo gooooood". I'm confident this time our barefoot adventure will have a happy ending. My farriers have agreed to come back every 4 weeks for the next little while to keep her feet from chipping too badly, and combined with the boots I am certain that I can get to a happy, healthy horse!

Daniella Evenaar-Lewis, Ontario, Canada

 

I am enjoying SIMPLE Hoof Boots on both of my horses. Last week I was able to ride my Pamela Warmack and Jeffreygelding on a rocky trail that I have been avoiding for years because it was just too painful on his bare feet. We also rode through streams and I was pleased with how quickly the water drained out of the boots. It will be a pleasure to be able to explore all kinds of terrain without worrying about their feet. The boots slip on easily, attach quickly, stay in place on their feet, and clean up nicely.

Pamela Warmack and Jeffrey

I took my gelding, Jeffrey, to Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe and rode all last week. We could NOT have ridden on the rocky trails and seen the beautiful scenery if not for the Simple Boots on his unshod back feet. The SIMPLE Boots performed great and we were able to go out on the trails each day without a care!

Pamela Warmack, California

Baillie loves her SIMPLE BootsMy granddaughter, Baillie Lombardo, has only been riding a few months. She is 10 years old and was so amazed that she could put her SIMPLE Hoof Boots on all by herself! We tried the Simple Boots on one of my Geldings last night and he was so happy and comfortable. He had never worn any kind of hoof protection before and it only took him a few minutes to get used to his new shoes. Thanks for such a GREAT product! Here is Baillie with Mr. Rajun Cajun and Baillie's own horse, Java Bean.

Debi Miller, Florida

Thank you so much for a terrific product: SIMPLE Boots. My horse is now set up in four boots that fit like a glove. He is transitioning to barefoot, and must walk over a long stone path to get to the pasture. As a result, he has had some tenderness, and reluctance to walk over the stones. The first time I put the boots on him (this took me less than two minutes) and led him over the stones, he floated all the way down the path. They work so well for us because I needed a type of boot that I could take off /put on at the pasture gate. SIMPLE Boots are perfect for this and now my horse has the best of both worlds -- barefoot in the pasture and normal ground, and comfortably and quickly booted on ouchier conditions. I now have a natural hoofcare trimmer, and I have recommended Simple Boots to her and her clients. My veterinarian examined my Simple Boots, also, and he was impressed with how well my horse moves with them on. In fact, we recommended them to one of his clients whose horse had severe laminitis. Needless to say, your Simple Boots are being well-advertised in northern Ohio! Thanks again for a great product and a great company!

Sherri Roth and "Journey"

Marti & Mr. LinkonHere is Mr. Linkon and me after our longest ride of the season. Boy were we tired! Notice Mr. Linkon has SIMPLE Boots on all four. Originally I put them on his front feet to see if that would stop the constant tripping when we were out on the trail, and it did. Then, because he was collapsing a bit in the rear from stepping on small stones, I decided to put the pair I bought for my mare on his hind feet. We had the best ride we've had in a long time. Link didn't want to turn around for home, wanted to trot on the flat and tried to canter up a small hill (I wouldn't let him). There was no tripping or faltering at all. What a great find your SIMPLE Boots have been! I showed them to my farrier and he commented that of all the boots he's seen he feels these are the best and has recommended them to some of his clients. Thank you for a great product that has made my horse happy on the trail.

Marti Ross, Moretown, VT

I recently purchased a pair of SIMPLE Hoof Boots for my 6 year old Morgan mare. A mild case of laminitis last year left her with very tender feet. The last two trail rides, wearing the SIMPLE Boots, she has managed to walk on rocks, gravel and pavement with no pain! Thank you for a boot that, even with my arthritis, is easy to put on and take off, and gives my mare pain-free trail rides!

Debra Scharp, Illinois

Fischer Equine Rehabilitation uses SIMPLE BootsThank you for such a great boot. Two more of the rehab horses are now able to be used! SIMPLE Hoof Boots are wonderful for my rehabilitation program. Many of the boots that are on the market today rub, are not flat on the bottom of the inside or do not stay on the horse. BEFORE I purchased the SIMPLE Boot, I had taken a horse out to the state park to ride. Halfway out on the trail, one hour from the trailer, another brand of boot had rubbed a bloody sore on the horse’s foot.

SIMPLE Boots fit my horses’ hooves like a glove and never rub. I do not worry now when I am out riding far from home with SIMPLE Boots; they stay in place, do not cause harm and are a well made product.

Sheri Fischer, Fischer Equine Foundation
www.healthehoof.com

I want to thank you for inventing the SIMPLE Boot. I have a 17 year old Hanovarian-Thoroughbred who has arthritis in his hocks. He tends to overreach especially as he gets more tired. I go on 10 to 20 mile trail rides with him but it was getting more and more difficult to keep front shoes on him as he would eventually pull them off. With a 2 week trip to Vermont this past August, I was getting more worried that I might not even be able to ride much for fear of losing a shoe. Well, I started using your Simple Boot this past July and I will never go back to regular shoes again. Even with my horse overreaching there are no pulled shoes so I don't have to travel with an extra boot. Your boot is so easy and fast to put on that I have my husband doing it at times! Mud and rocks are no match for your hoof boot. I never worry about losing a shoe in deep mud anymore. It's such a great feeling! Your boot even works well when it's too big! My horse's front hoofs had to be trimmed back due to a problem and therefore were smaller than before. That wasn't a problem with the Simple Boot. Even though my current pair are probably one size too big for my horse, I can gallop, jump and do everything that I did before without any problems. So thanks so much for the Simple Boot.

Cindy Schlener, Massachusetts

David Hall, horse trainer, uses SIMPLE Hoof Boots by Cavallo I have tried a variety of boots and have found SIMPLE Hoof Boots to be by far the best boot. They can be put on and taken off easily and I would best describe them as being “user friendly”. SIMPLE Boots are extremely good quality and wear well. I use SIMPLE Boots on horses with injury, for transport and for day to day training.”

David Hall, Australian trainer currently training in Hong Kong. During his training career in Melbourne, he was famous for training "Makybe Diva" to the first of her three successive Melbourne Cup victories in 2003.

David Hall

I just got the SIMPLE Hoof Boots and tried them on both horses. I rode Jake (the one with sore feet all the time) on ALL surfaces, at ALL gaits and for 2 hours. He took about five minutes to get used to them and then he was fine. No soreness, limping or ouchiness. THEY ARE FANTASTIC!!!!! No more metal shoes EVER. I always wondered what damage they were doing to my horse's feet (metal shoes) because a friend of mine had a horse come down with all kinds of problems from poorly fitted shoes. She ended up becoming a blacksmith so she could do her OWN horses.

I wanted to give the barefoot thing a really good trial before I gave up and went back to metal shoes, but it was not working for Jake. Billy's feet are tougher and they worked great on him too. He has been able to go barefoot, but not without occasional soreness. These Boots are the perfect compromise!!! The fit is perfect and they are SUPER easy to get on and off. I am so happy!!!! And if Billy ever gets a puss pocket again, no more duct tape and feed bags!!!! That alone is worth every penny. I will be telling all my friends and customers about them.

Janet Griffin-Scott, Ontario

Jenna and Flying W Farms TiaraThank you for sending my new SIMPLE Hoof Boots in time for our Horse 'N Hound jumping performance at Horsefest this past weekend! My draft cross horse, Flying W Farms Tiara, is newly barefoot and is quite sore on gravel footing while her hoof transitions to its new barefoot state. Our performance was moved from a grassy field to a limestone gravel arena due to all of the rain we've had. If it weren't for these boots, we would not have been able to perform. I'm happy to say that they fit her beautifully and were quite easy to put on. Tiara was instantly comfortable in them and it showed! Several people came up to me before our performance to ask what they were and purposefully stayed to watch this ultimate SIMPLE Boot test ride over a jump course of 11 fences complete with many tight turns and rollbacks. I was nervous myself as I didn't have much of a chance to try them out before performing, but they worked marvelously! I I'm very impressed and my horse is a happy camper! Here is a picture of me and my horse, Flying W Farms Tiara, in our war horse/gladiator costume complete with our SIMPLE Boots!

P.S.: I took Tiara on another trail ride today on a gravel in her SIMPLE boots with the man who leases her in the saddle and he noticed a HUGE difference in her stride and comfort level as well! She was happy bouncing along the trail like she's never done before!

Jenna Hill, Ohio

SIMPLE Boots save the day! Two weeks before our planned riding vacation, one of our horses came up limping and we were concerned we couldn’t go. I ordered the SIMPLE Hoof Boots and was happily surprised to see that as soon as I put the boots on, he stopped limping right away and was fine as long as the boots were on. On the trip, we were able to ride over very rocky, difficult terrain with ease, and I know we could not have done so without the Simple Boots. When we returned from vacation, we found that his hoof had healed during the ride. Thank you for a wonderful product ... we're just tickled pink!

Sally Johnson, Mississippi

Bern & Nichola Easterford love their Simple BootsBarefoot is not so common in the UK as in North America (people just seem to overlook the evidence when it's in front of their eyes)...; ours are the only barefoot horses in our yard of 80 horses, and tho' everyone says how well they look and how well they go, no-one seems to want to give it a go for their own horses. What's really great from our viewpoint is Cavallo's committment to barefoot as well. Most other companies that manufacture boots seem to regard them as a short term solution for when a horse is injured or when a shoe gets lost. Your Barefoot Trim Manual is really good and Simple Boots work brilliantly for both our horses in all conditions, and are a fantastic addition to our tack.

Bern & Nichola Easterford (riding iolo and Autumn), United Kingdom

My horse had foundered and was unable to get around on minimal sole. We tried other boots with minimal success. But now with the comfort of SIMPLE Boots he is no longer stall bound and I'm able to turn him out. SIMPLE Boots made the difference ... this is the best product!

Richard Hetherington, Ohio

I love SIMPLE Boots! My mare has sensitive soles and she goes over rocky ground much easier with the Simple Boots. I had formerly used xxx xxxx boots for 4 years, but my mare is much more comfortable in the Simple Boots. And I love that they fasten from the front. No more crawling under the horse's belly to fasten the boots. Much safer. Great design changes!

Thanks, Jeremie Roach

I am thrilled with my SIMPLE Boots! As a recreational rider I can now ride the trails freely and comfortably over any terrain. Thanks for a great product.

Simple boots with studs on ice and snow.Simple Hoof boots and snow

Here are some pictures of me and my Finnhorse Simo in action with Simple hoof boots. As you can see, there is no problem for us to ride or drive with boots that have studs on. The picture was taken on a road that has thick snow on and underneath there is ice. But we had very good traction with studs. We wear boots during the winter everytime we do something with our horses. In the summertime we keep a pair of Simple boots hanging on the saddle everytime we go for a ride incase we get to a bad gravel road. We are VERY pleased with Simple boos, becuase they are so SIMPLE to use. I have rheumatic arthritis in my fingers and I don't have any problems putting the boots on or taking them off. The horses like to wear them and these boots STAY ON!

Satu Tannien, Finland

Lynn Chapman, British Columbia

I just bought a pair of your SIMPLE Hoof Boots for my horse. My horse has very soft feet. We keep him shod in the front most of the time. He recently lost a shoe and my farrier is out of town. His foot started to break up and I bought a pair of your boots for him. I have to say I'm very impressed with them. They stay on and are comfortable for him to wear. He doesn't mind them one bit. Thanks again for a great product that I'll recommend to all my horse-loving friends.
Diane Peterson, Wisconsin

SIMPLE Boots used by Mounted Police
SIMPLE Boots lead the parade for a Canadian Mounted Police unit.

Yesterday I went for an eight mile mountainous trail ride with the new SIMPLE Hoof Boots. A break-in time for boots is usually recommended; however, after four hours of ride time there was no rubbing from the boots at all. I was very happy with how the Simple Boots are designed and function. They do not come off while riding even rough and rocky terrain, but they are easy to put on and take off. They are a great product at a reasonable price. I also love your new Ride Fly-Free Mask.

Marcia Radke, Arizona

Cantata is doing super and is completely barefooted after rehabbing in her SIMPLE Hoof Boots, both in her yard and on pasture during the day and on romps with the geldings when she is out. I was so pleased to be able to see almost daily improvement when she was put into her SIMPLE Boots for pain relief. She very quickly resorted to lying down less and less during the day when she had her boots on.

Tom Carnahan, "Sumrsnow Morgans "

We always carry the SIMPLE Boot with us as a "spare tire" wherever we ride. They are so easy to use and fit my horse so well that it is literally a carefree product. I know it will protect my horse’s feet, which is so very important.

Janine Wilder, avid trail rider & author of
"TRAIL RIDING A Comprehensive Guide to Riding your Horse Outdoors"

I purchased a pair of SIMPLE Hoof Boots for use in the fall, winter, and early spring when my horse is barefoot. I did a 4 hour trail ride today with my new SIMPLE boots and was very happy with the way my horse performed with them. The trail ride consisted of rough terrain up and down hills. There were some paved and some graveled roads. We had to cross several streams, some with banks with sticky mud. The boots stayed on and did not twist or turn. My horse is known to stumble on trail rides, and a person commented on how he didn't stumble once today. The SIMPLE Boots did even better than I expected and by the end of the trail ride my confidence in them has soared.

Lisa C. Crites, West Virginia

I love my SIMPLE Boots -- so does Pockets my Paint. We do Natural Horsemanship and mostly trail riding. She's always been quite ginger with her front feet and she's hammer shy (probably a good thing!!) so the boots are a godsend!! We tried the XXX XXXX first but they are quite fiddley -- it's heaps easier with the SIMPLE fastening at the front. Thanks.

Wendy Martin, Western Australia

I want to tell you how great your Simple Boots are! My mare is tender footed on her front feet, and your boots were the answer for winter riding, when I pull shoes to give her feet a rest. They don't shift or fly off like I have seen with other boots. My horse even seems to like them. Thanks for a great product!

Kim Klinger, Newville, PA

I recently purchased two pairs of Simple Boots and am very satisfied. They are simply a dream to put on and fit really well. My horse has white hooves which easily crack on the hard terrain where we trail ride. Now with Simple Boots I don't have to worry about cracks at all. I had spent lots of time trying other boots for my horse, BUT all others seem to have a fault in some way. Some are a pain to put on, some do not provide traction for the hoof mechanism, some do damage to the hooves, etc...the list goes on! Well, I choose Simple Boots because they are very user friendly, of course, but more than that, my horse walks out great on trails. No rough terrain bothers him at all, the boots don't slip off the hoofs, and they can be fitted so they stay in place on the hoof. Keep on the good work!

Nicole Martin & Sky Blue Peppy, Switzerland

Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pad Testimonials

Monty Roberts

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The Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pads help your horse increase his movement around the shoulder. The gullet system encourages horses to lift their spine and use themselves properly while taking pressure off the withers. This unique memory foam sandwich helps your saddle fit better. In addition to the lightweight thinness of the Cavallo pad I love the reversible feature as I prefer to ride with the 100% New Zealand wool to my horse. Cavallo pads are the best pads in the world today.

Monty Roberts, California

 

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Mary Ann Simonds recommends Cavallo Therapeutic Saddle Pads"I have tried every pad on the market to help relieve stress from bad-fitting saddles. Aside from a custom fit saddle, using two 1-inch thick wool felt pads was the best solution until we tried the Cavallo pad. Sore backs in the middle of the spine is common in jumpers upon landing when the saddle gives and the rider's weight comes down in the middle of the horse's back. The Cavallo pad performed equally or better than the wool pads we had been using to reduce saddle pressure on the spine of several Grand Prix jumpers. The horses stopped getting "strong" after the fences when their backs no longer hurt on landing. I am recommending my clients try this pad first to determine if the saddle is indeed causing the behavioral issues such as "teeth grinding", "pulling", "hurrying" or "bucking" which is so commonly linked to sore back in horses. Thank you for sharing your vision of making horse's lives more comfortable for competition and making an affordable pad that works!"

Mary Ann Simonds, M.A., Equine Behaviorist, Horse-Rider Coach

Jana Echols Thornton, WPRA Barrel Racer, uses Cavallo TSPs I am passionate about the well-being of my horses. That is why I use Cavallo products. The Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pad has an innovative design that has eliminated any hindrance to my horse's motion, yet still allows me to contact with him. I feel confident in knowing that my weight is distributed evenly across my horse's back and he will continue to feel great run after run. Cavallo, thanks for making such great products!

Jana Echols Thornton
WPRA
Professional Barrel Racer

I just love my Cavallo Western All-Purpose Saddle Pad! I use the same pad on both my Tennessee Walker and my Quarter Horse; it's unusual that you can use one pad that fits so well on different breeds. Right now I use the Nitrex side against the horses; the saddle doesn't move or roll from side to side when I'm mounting. I can ride for hours and my horse stays comfortable. Then the pad bounces right back into shape and adjusts to the next horse.
I'm very particular about using clean saddle pads, not just for me but because the horses can feel the dirt. My Cavallo pad is so easy to clean. I just wipe the Nitrex side down with a cloth for immediate use or hose it down and it dries quickly. I've bought a lot of different and expensive saddle pads over the years and have never found one that I like so much as the Cavallo Saddle Pad! I'm very satisfied.

Luellen McEwan, Alberta

Honolulu Police Department uses SIMPLE BootsAloha,

Thank you for your wonderful Total Comfort System saddle pads; what a difference they make on daily patrol.
I get an even sweat on my horse and no sore back. Keep up the good work.

S. Walden, Honolulu

I represented Canada at the World Equestrian games in Germany in August of 2006. I had been sponsored by Cavallo with a Total Comfort System Endurance saddle pad and would not go with anything else now. My horse in the past has had a bit of back tenderness after a 100 mile race. Since I have been using the Cavallo pad he is very happy. He used to buck and hunch his back taking off on a ride and now he is so calm and smooth. I love that it also supports his shoulders and that the pad is very thin. The wool back on it is very therapeutic for the back. I would never go back to my other pads. I do encourage any endurance riders out there to try this pad.

Karen Badger, International Endurance Rider for Team Canada.

Les Timmons

“I regularly use Cavallo All-Purpose Saddle Pads on the horses I’m riding. They provide lots of support, yet you can still feel your horse. I also use the Built-Up for my under-developed horses. It helps the saddle feel like it’s sitting right. They’re easy to clean and care for.”

Les Timmons
Champion Cutter

Dr. Nicholas Kleider recommends Cavallo Therapeutic Saddle Pads

"Saddles are not a natural extension of a horse and even a good-fitting saddle can become painful or irritating in spite of the best-intentioned rider. Gel pads seems to squeeze the pressure ventrally (down) the back and because there is no gullet relief, can do more harm than good. My experience is that most horses develop a sore back at some time or other and because it seems to be an occupational hazard for a horse, we must do our utmost to protect the back from uneven weight distribution and painful stimuli. I have found that the superior fit and cushioning effect of Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pads have alleviated most of the painful back symptoms of the horses in my veterinary care and those that I am riding. I highly recommend Cavallo TSPs to anyone riding with a saddle.”

Dr. Nicholas Kleider, Kleider Veterinary Services

Carole"I use the Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pad because it's good for my horse and it's good for me. I developed these pads using the finest materials and manufacturers and I know that they are the best! "

Carole Herder
President, Cavallo Horse & Rider

I am so impressed with the products that I have from Cavallo Horse & Rider. I love my Western All-Purpose and Barrel/Stock saddle pads. They provide such a close contact feel, while providing comfort to my horse. She seems much happier under saddle since I have been using your pads.

Thanks, Jeremie Roach

Leslie Reid recommends Cavallo Therapeutic Saddle Pads

"The Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pad has been effective and beneficial in the training of my Dressage horses. It is necessary that the horse's back remains comfortable during all training sessions and the TSP assists in this manner."

Leslie Reid
Winner:
Dressage Freestyle P.N.E.
Pacific National Dressage Champion
Freestyle Festival
Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier

Samantha Schultz recommends Cavallo Therapeutic Saddle Pads

I currently ride two horses with my Cavallo Saddle Pad and I love the feel it has on them. I can tell what my horse is doing a lot better than when I rode with a regular saddle pad. After I received my pad I rode my horse in it for a month to get use to it, then I rode him in the Coombs Bull-O-Rama and I ended up being the 2004 Champion. I now ride my new horse in it, and he performs better with it, as he gets very hot and sweaty as he works, and the pad keeps him cool.

Samantha Schultz

Kayla Cottrell uses Cavallo Saddle Pads

"My horse is my best friend and knowing that "I've got his back covered" is great. The Cavallo Saddle Pad provides awesome protection and his back is no longer sore on the last day of a 3 day barrel racing weekend. Thanks again from Kayla & 'Kash'!"

Kayla Cottrell

Cody Sapergia recommends Cavallo Therapeutic Saddle PadsCody Sapergia uses Cavallo Western All-Purpose Saddle Pad #1001 to prevent problems and improve saddle fit. He can then use one saddle on a number of horses.