Cavallo High Tenacity Protection Pads are made of a unique Kevlar type anti-abrasion material and can be added to Cavallo Hoof Boots to protect pad inserts and boot soles from metal shoes and studs.
Custom cut sizing to fit Cavallo boots size 0 to 6 Slim and Regular sole. Sold in pairs.
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
A Flat-Footed Friend in Need...Our older quarter horse has very flat feet. Prior to us getting him he had been metal-shod almost constantly, and had also been misdiagnosed with Laminitis. Using Cavallo ELBs on his front feet with Gel Pads during the daytime (off at night) took him from limping around and barely moving to cantering around the field in about 1 day. No word of a lie … he was a different (and much happier) horse with his boots. We now only use the boots if the ground dries out a lot in the summer and for trail riding. But I would highly recommend them! -Deborah Renz, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
A Happier Horse