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. Sold in pairs.
Custom cut sizing.
Sold in pairs.
This is how it all started.A few weeks ago, we received a request from Hawaii.. Aloha Carole
My name is Lori and I work for the Mayor of Honolulu. The May or has been riding my horses in various parades and the rule the parades have is that every horse needs to be shod. It's so frustrating to deal with these archaic views and policies. They are stating that the heat of the asphalt is detrimental to the hooves.
This was not the first time this issue has come across to us at Cavallo. Of course there is the consideration of significant heat conduction and transference from metal shoes on asphalt. Have they ever seen the sparks fly when metal hits that surface or even rocks on the trail at a speed?
What about the benefits of protection that our Cavallo soles would provide?
There are not studies available, but I can tell you from experience our Cavallo soles do not transfer as much heat as metal. And if you 'compare apples to apples', the benefits of a properly functioning hoof that bears weight and encourages blood circulation is far superior to what happens to a shod horse moving on a hard surface. Here we do have studies! The University of Zurich in Switzerland conducted a study determining that 800 Hz frequency travels up the shod horses’ structure at a trot on asphalt. This amount is enough to kill live tissue, both within the hoof itself and further up the horse’s structure.
Obviously I offered The Mayor some boots. And here’s the response from Lori below:Our Aloha Festivals 70th Annual Parade was this weekend and the Mayor of Honolulu rode my horse, Misty. As I mentioned before, she has never been shod before so boots were being allowed as a compromise. Your boots worked absolutely perf ectly!! They all stayed in place and did not rub her at all. They actually blended in perfectly and looked so natural. I thank you very much for your support and WONDERFUL boots!! Mahalo, Lori Kahikina All’s well that ends well.
Mahalo! A Testimonial from Hawaii
I am thrilled with my SIMPLE Boots! As a recreational rider I can now ride the trails freely and comfortably over any terrain. Thanks for a great product.
Here are some pictures of me and my Finnhorse Simo in action with Simple hoof boots. As you can see, there is no problem for us to ride or drive with boots that have studs on. The picture was taken on a road that has thick snow on and underneath there is ice. But we had very good traction with studs. We wear boots during the winter everytime we do something with our horses. In the summertime we keep a pair of Simple boots hanging on the saddle everytime we go for a ride incase we get to a bad gravel road. We are VERY pleased with Simple boos, becuase they are so SIMPLE to use. I have rheumatic arthritis in my fingers and I don't have any problems putting the boots on or taking them off. The horses like to wear them and these boots STAY ON!
Satu Tannien, Finland