For those who would like additional protection for their Big Foot Boots, we offer the Cavallo BFB Pastern Wraps (sold in sets of two). The BFB Pastern Wraps offer an extra layer of protection for your horse’s soft skin when you ride.
- Velcro the Cavallo wrap around the hoof, keeping it low to the ground around the bottom of the bulb and drawing the elastic diagonally upward from back to front.
- Place the boot on the hoof, toe first, ensuring that the wrap lies flat. Velcro the red tab from the pastern wrap onto the red Velcro on the tongue of the boot.
- Carry on your boot fastening procedure as normal.
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Remember that there is a break-in period required to soften the leather at the bulbs and around the collar of your horse’s new boots. Like your own riding boots, it is recommended that time is taken to gradually break-in your boots. The first day the boots should be worn for 20-30 minutes, during turn-out or riding. The next day, you can increase the time and so on. Horse’s hoofs, skin thickness, bulb sensitivity and conditioning can vary, so please monitor the wear and increase time in the boots as appropriate. You can speed up the break-in process by using a leather softener of your choice and/or riding through water.
Velcro the Cavallo wrap around the hoof, keeping it low to the ground around the bottom of the bulb and drawing the elastic diagonally upward from back to front.
Place the boot on the hoof, toe first, ensuring that the wrap lies flat. Velcro the red tab from the pastern wrap onto the red Velcro on the tongue of the boot.
Carry on your boot fastening procedure as normal
Greg Giles, Cavallo Hoof Boots CEO, was recently approached by Chika at Equitana in Melbourne, Australia. Intrigued to find a true barefoot enthusiast from Japan, Greg asked how she came to her decisions about hoof boots. Barefoot and the use of hoof boots is not common practice in Japan. Chika said she never liked the idea of nailing metal to her horse and she wanted to do better. So, she fired up her computer, hit the internet and put in the time! Chika researched thoroughly and then watched every single video on our You Tube channel! When I approached the conversation, she surprised me by yelling out "CAROLE!". She recognized me from watching the instructional videos. We had a laugh about it, and she explained how her journey led her to get on a plane and come out to Melbourne to secure her new Cavallo hoof boots for her horse. Can you imagine? Wow. I just have a mountain of admiration for her commitment and her diligence in caring for her horse's hoofs. The top photo is Chika at Equitana with our favorite horsemen, Dan James and Dan Steers from Double Dan Horsemanship. When Chika got back to snowy Japan, she sent us this photo. It must have been an adjustment from the Australian heat! Dear to our hearts are Chika and her beloved 4-leggeds. Thanks Chika - it was lovely to meet you! Wishing you many happy trails wherever your home may be,
Reaching the four corners of the world with Cavallo Hoof Boots
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
|Dimensions||25 x 18 x 5 cm|