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Measuring and Fitting your Cavallo Hoof Boots
Measure the hoof length carefully just AFTER A FRESH TRIM. Do NOT include heel bulbs. Stay within the hoof size range as room growth has already been allowed for between regular trims.
*NEW* SIMPLE BOOT FITTING VIDEO!
Simply insert hoof into boot. Secure Velcro® closures and adjust sliding keepers on the Simple boot or secure outside closure on the Sport boot.
IMPORTANT NOTES ON FITTING:
You should not have to force the boot on the horse's hoof in any way.If you are having to force the boot on it is too small.
If the boot is rotating independently from the horse's hoof it is too big. A wiggle is ok because the hoof expands in weight bearing and even further in movement.
Remember that there is a break-in period like your own boots would be when you first get them. The first day the boots shouldn't be worn for more than 20 minutes. You wouldn't put on brand new boots and go walking for hours; treat your horse's new boots as you would your own. You can speed up the break-in process by using leather softener or riding through water.
Here you can see how the sole fits into the length of the boot and the heel bulbs fit into the padded heel area at the back of the boot.
Before Your First Ride
Only new UNUSED boots can be exchanged. To keep the boot clean, we suggest covering the hoof with thin plastic and checking fit on a non-scuff (not gravel), clean, dry surface.
Like your own riding boots, it is recommended that time is taken to gradually break in your Cavallo 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:
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. (Only applies to Simple Boot)
PLEASE NOTE: Boots cannot be exchanged if straps have been cut. Be sure boots are correct size BEFORE cutting.
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