Cavallo’s Enhanced Protection Gel Pads give your horse an extra layer of comfort only when he needs it.
Cavallo Gel Pads are made from a technically advanced and specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer that is designed to provide your horse with temporary extra protection and increased comfort when making the transition from metal shoes to barefoot, while riding on very aggressive terrain or longer distances or for rehabilitation during an injury. Due to the pliable nature of gel, which moves into the sole cavity – blood flow and circulation is stimulated. This can speed up the healing process and increase hoof health.
*As they are designed for temporary use, when being used for regular riding they can wear out more quickly than traditional pads and may need to be replaced from time to time.
Customers in the UK click here to view this product.
- Removable insole for greater comfort
- Easy to cut and fit to your horse’s boots
- For temporary use with all Cavallo Hoof Boot styles
- Sizes 0-6. One Size master shape engraved with each size.
- Provides excellent shock absorption
- Minimizes fatigue
- Slightly tightens the fit of looser boots
- Sole, bar and frog stimulation
- An excellent addition to the protection of Cavallo Hoof boots. The Enhanced Protection Gel Pad is firm enough to allow hoof mechanism to work yet soft enough to add extra cushion for your horse’s hoofs.
X-Ray Results Everyone Wants to SeeI shall try to keep this short, but when miracles happen it needs to be written. I have been in the horse industry since 1976. And I have witnessed many founders. And unfortunately none have ended well. I myself had the devastating news that due to a thyroid problem - my horse went into a full founder. When I saw the x- rays (pictured above) I saw that only .5 mm were left before the coffin bone came through the sole. I set up a euthanasia appointment, as I just could not do it that same day. Then I hit the internet to try and find something that may help. I came across the Cavallo Hoof Boots web page. I then called my local tack shop and they had the size I needed! Off I flew to the store! The horse was on heavy pain meds and anti-inflammatories and would not leave his stall, so when I got home and put the boots on, and then asked him to come out of his stall - HE WALKED OUT SOUND...my God, I fell to the floor and wept! I iced his feet four times a day and he was able to be turned out in a small 20' x 20' pen to keep his body functions working properly and keep his state of mind positive. Founder involves so many aspects - but hoof support is huge. Except for the icing, he never had the boots off - and he would lift his feet to have me put them on.
Chester Kicks Laminitis to the Curb"Cavallo boots have been a huge help for Chester! He’s currently coming towards the end of his recovery from laminitis but, in the earlier days, his boots were the difference between him being able to go for small walks (on vets instruction) and being stuck in his box. The comfort pads helped even further!" -Rachel Lawrenson, Facebook
In with the Old, out with the New!"New replacement boot vs. one that has seen 2 years of duty, literally saving my old boy's life as he is very uncomfortable without them. Thank you Cavallo!" - Michelle Cook, Facebook
NOT Following the Crowd pays off BIG!"In January 2018, after a 25-year hiatus, I unexpectedly returned to the horse world. To keep things short and sweet, I was intrigued by how much things had changed. Specifically, the holistic approach to horse care and going barefoot. After months of researching the topic, I decided that it was what I needed to do for the health of my horses. The farrier I was using was not able to help me accomplish my goal but, luckily, I was referred to one who was. I was told it could be up to one year before I’d see positive results. The great news is, I could see the positive results almost instantly. Of course, there were naysayers around the barn who gave me all the reasons why I should keep shoes on my horses, but I’m not one to follow the crowd. After researching several hoof boot companies, I made my choice to go with Cavallo because, not only is the information they provide top notch, the quality of their boots is the same. I recently took my mare down to our local lake with her Entry Level Cavallos. I was extremely happy with how well the boots performed. Not only did they provide protection from harsh rocks on the trail, they stayed on in deep sand and down a hill to get there. When I got her back to the trailer, I thought I’d have a big mess to clean up (especially with her excitedly pawing the water) but I was pleasantly impressed to find only a few small pebbles and a bit of sand. Thank you, Cavallo, for providing the solid information I needed to make the final decision going barefoot and for providing quality hoof boots to support that choice." - Shelly and Fancy, Arizona, USA.
Angie Palmer - A Fight Against Laminitis"I emailed you in 2017 to ask about hoof boots for my pony that had laminitis and you suggested the Trek boot. I thought I would tell you about the boots. I ordered them and put them on him as soon as arrived so could turn him out on his paradise track. They were a godsend and he still wears them now! He would not have been able to be turned out if it wasn't for them and the laminitis came back so been a long recovery. I never put him on box rest, I let him choose if he went out or stayed in and after getting boots, he never opted for staying in, lol! So, I would not hesitate to recommend to others how excellent and well made these boots are! They are fab for turnout and easy to put on and off, I take them off when he comes into stable on softer surface. They are still in very good condition and has worn for a year now, nearly every day! He's got them on today as it’s -5 this morning and the ground is rock hard! Thanks again for your advice to buy!" - Angie Palmer
And Here are a few Facebook Reviews that Made us Smile...
Tell us you Like us!If you care to leave us a Facebook or Google review, we will love you forever! Just click below: To leave us a recommendation on Facebook click HERE Leave us a review on Google click HERE Thank you kindly! And now, thanks to all of you, we go into another month here at Cavallo, feeling motivated and ready to take on the world, one horse at a time! Wishing you many happy trails,
What YOU'RE Saying! February, 2019
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