Cavallo ProFlex Splint Boots – Red/Black

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Cavallo ProFlex Splint, Turnout, Brushing Boots – Your BEST CHOICE in Leg Protection! Flexible and Durable with the incredible performance that you can always expect from Cavallo!

Green, Clean and Safe – ProFlex ProMesh BASF® TPU and Comfort Foam Lining are documented RoHS/REACH complaint. No glues or lamination processes were used to make these
boots.

Cavallo ProMesh Boots are neoprene free, PVC free and virtually odor free. Your best choice for even sensitive horses. Hand wash, hang dry.

 Medium fits  10 1/4″

Large fits 11 1/4″

Cavallo ProFlex Splint Boots for Horses

Testimonials

  Dear Carole, I imagine that my comments may come off like some kind of shameless endorsement but I have to thank you for your Cavallo Simple Boot design. We're located in the high desert "Great Basin" region of Nevada. A typical ride in these parts may involve riding over prehistoric lake bed sand to footing that resembles cobblestone streets to picking our way through lava rock. All of our horses are barefoot. Barefoot horses seem to have healthier feet and they get better traction on tricky terrain. However a few of the horses need additional protection when traveling the rougher routes. [caption id="attachment_4905" align="aligncenter" width="452"]Volunteer Sarah T. on Tucker, near Misfits Flat, NV. Volunteer Sarah T. on Tucker, near Misfits Flat, NV.[/caption] We've accumulated various makes and models of equine boots over the years but the Simple Boot is what we now reach for. We can put them on quickly and reliably without having to have a toolbox handy. The Velcro design is strong but also allows easy adjustment so that the boots will fit properly. They provide hoof wall protection without producing sores along the coronet or heel bulbs. Plus these boots are really good at resisting sand intrusion when going through the really fluffy stuff and surprisingly the Velcro does not collect foxtails, burrs and the like. If we do trek across our own version of the Sahara Desert, it only takes a few seconds to remove a Simple Boot to check for sand (usually not a problem) and clean out the boot if a little sand did sneak in. To be honest, the Simple Boot actually changed my attitude about equestrian boots. Not that I didn't recognize their value, but I dreaded struggling with getting boots fitted properly before the ride, getting my fingers pinched in the mechanisms, cutting a finger on a frayed wire, or having to pull out a set of pliers to get the latches set to a proper tension... not to mention dealing with sand-caused sores on the horses after riding through really deep stuff. I obviously recommend equine boots for horses that need hoof protection, but I would advise anyone like me who has struggled with the older boot designs to look into the newer designs and technologies before giving up on the concept. Designs such as I found with Simple Boots can be game changers. If you decide to use my comments as a testimonial, I'd like to clarify that while I've always advocated for proper hoof care, this note about Simple Boots was completely unsolicited. I simply like equestrians to be aware of their options in order to make their experiences safer and more enjoyable for them and their mounts. Plus we equestrians tend to be traditional and we sometimes aren't aware of useful improvements in available horse equipment. So props to Cavallo for coming up with the Simple Boot. We've now used them long enough to be confident in their functionality and durability. And please continue to develop newer and better ways to protect our equine partners. Equestrian "engineering" is a never-ending evolutionary process. [caption id="attachment_4908" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Willis Lamm on Corey during a search on McLellan Peak, NV Willis Lamm on Corey during a search on McLellan Peak, NV[/caption] Warmest regards, Willis Lamm LRTC Wild Horse Mentors LRTC Large Animal Rescue Team

Simple Boots in Nevada's Great Basin

Monty Roberts with his horses

Hooves Gone Wild!

Here’s a special story I love about an incredible challenge my friend, Monty Roberts took on. All his life, Monty has marveled at the wild horses of the Western United States. How in the world can these horses survive on rocky, high deserts with no foot care of any kind?  Monty attended many conferences on equine foot care. He heard so-called experts giving speeches on what angle the feet should be, the best methods of trimming and the proper use of metal shoes. He finds it interesting that the best feet in the world of horses are those that have none of these advantages! Nature will dictate the angle that is appropriate. The surface of the earth will do a better job of trimming than any trained farrier could ever do. Monty observed ranchers releasing domestic stallions in an effort to upgrade the wild genetic pool. Most of these horses die within three to four weeks if they are not gradually allowed to go bare and toughen their feet. The absence of shoes will tease and condition the foot to grow and produce the strongest possible tissues to sustain soundness.

Challenging Monty

With this new infoMonty Roberts with Shy Boyrmation, Mr. Roberts was asked by the Rose Parade Festival to produce a tribute to the American Mustang. He agreed to train six wild horses in six months who had been captured on the high deserts of the western United States. One of those horses was the amazing Shy Boy, who we all know and love. Monty was adamant upon keeping their feet shoeless. This meant that he had to get special permission from the Parade Committee. They rode five horses in the Rose Bowl Parade and led the sixth. Monty reported that not one horse slipped an inch during the entire five miles! No horse took a lame step or appeared to be in any discomfort during the entire trip. After the parade, officials were astonished by the marvelous condition of these six horses.

Appreciating the Unshod Hoof

Another test was conducted on Flag Is Up Farms by Monty’s staff. It was not connected to any academic institution nor was it conducted under any scientific rules. Monty simply suspected that they could bring the horse world information about natural feet. He concluded that most shod horses will migrate to an angle that is far shallower than this test produced. The horses on test ranged between 50 and 56° at the conclusion. Monty’s belief is that this must be what nature intended for these feet. As he compared the thickness of the walls of these horses to domestic animals often shod, the difference was dramatic. Each of these horses received good quality hay of two types throughout the six months. No concentrate feed or any substance meant to enhance foot health and growth was given them. Monty’s Shy Boy has never had a whisker cut or a nail in his hoof. And he has traveled down the streets of the Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day Parade (twice!) in bare feet! Whether we agree with the testing procedures or the results produced, I appreciate the intention and the time Monty dedicates to figure things out. Nature is the teacher we would do well to observe and listen intently to. Of course from our perspective, anytime a horse has the extra weight of rider and tack, he would be more comfortable with the overall protection and comfort of Cavallo Hoof Boots.
Happy Trails,
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Monty Robert’s Amazing Test

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Size

Medium, Large