Simple Ride Mask Without Ears

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Description

This Simple Ride Mask protects your horse’s eyes from bothersome insects, dust and debris, improving safety and comfort. This exceptionally transparent mask will not hinder your horse’s vision and provides the added benefit of UV protection. Durable and easy-to-use, the Simple Ride Mask is a great choice for sunny and dusty trails, but is not recommended for use while jumping.

  • Protects against flies, insects, dust and debris
  • Exceptionally transparent, durable and comfortable
  • U.V. Protection
  • Simple on/Simple off
  • Not recommended for use while jumping

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Testimonials

The Houston Mounted Police Patrol Unit is making international headlines these days and being recognized as a front-runner in the natural horse movement.  The Unit went barefoot years ago and has recently made the decision to go bitless as well!

Metal Shoes and Bits Outlawed ‘Round these Parts!

At one time, the mounted unit herd was managed very traditionally, but the officers found they were constantly dealing with hoof issues and other ailments that that we have come to understand can be caused or exacerbated by use of metal shoes.  Metal shoes on asphalt refer concussive force which travels through the hoof and up the leg of the horse.  In 1984 Swiss Cavalry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland conducted research into the effect of metal shoeing.  Studies showed that the impact force a shod hoof receives on hard ground is 10-33 times that of an unshod hoof.  The vibration in the hoof from the shoe is approximately 800 hz.  (This level of vibration is high enough to DESTROY LIVING TISSUE).    The metal shoes were also restricting the natural flex function of the hoof when bearing weight, and therefore limiting much-needed blood supply to the hoof and lower leg. Due to these issues, the unit decided it couldn’t hurt to try something new, and in 2004, they experimented by having one horse go barefoot.  It was so successful that they now keep their entire herd (40 horses) barefoot!  They noticed the health of their horses improve greatly, and the vet bills were cut in HALF!  They also experienced better traction on slick surfaces, which helps both the officers and horses to feel safer when on patrol. Hard to argue with that!  AND the force has recently decided to go Bitless as well, with great success!  

Barefoot, Bitless, Booted and in Bliss

[caption id="attachment_11240" align="alignleft" width="299"]Houston Mounted Police using Cavallos Houston Mounted Police using Cavallos[/caption] The horses often go barefoot on patrol, but they use Cavallos when needed.  Cavallo Hoof Boots protect hooves while policing during protests or other large events where broken glass or sharp objects on the ground could present a risk of injury.  The Houston Mounted Patrol Unit are providing horses the best and most natural care possible.  They enjoy their success by trusting their gut - and believing in the perfection of the design given by Mother Nature.  

Looking for Barefoot Mentors?

The Houston Mounted Unit is an inspiration towards a natural healthy lifestyle. Knowledge, courage and Cavallo Hoof Boots can make this possible for you too.  Contact us any time to get the support you need to get your horse moving with confidence, safety and protection in his Cavallo Hoof Boots. Wishing you many happy trails, Carole Herder's Signature Carole Herder's Signature

What Has 160 Barefoot Hooves and Says NO to Bits?

Recently, Greg and I were very personally touched after a visit to Rainier Therapeutic Riding in Yelm, Washington.  We wanted to see firsthand the work being done at the center.  Since beginning their program in 2010, they have focused solely on the rehabilitation of military service veterans who are facing physical and emotional challenges after returning from service. Rainier Therapeutic Riding, a Premier PATH center, received national attention when the story of one of their veterans, Aaron Heliker, was highlighted in the 2014 documentary, Riding My Way Back.  Many of the veterans are trying to overcome the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and physical injuries they incurred during service.  Program participants are often battling feelings of extreme isolation and some are at risk for suicide. [caption id="attachment_5514" align="aligncenter" width="452"]Horse Hoof Boots Debbi Fisher and Root Beer[/caption]   Debbi Fisher, founder of Rainier Therapeutic Riding, is excited that the center has recently taken the metal shoes off their therapy horses, letting them live a more natural lifestyle of being "Barefoot & Booted". Debbi believes that, as opposed to using metal shoes, the combination of living barefoot and using hoof boots while riding gives the hoof a much better opportunity to function naturally. The unshod hoof is able to spread on contact with the ground, causing blood to pump through the lower leg – this minimizes disease and, in turn, minimizes pain. Debbi knows that a comfortable horse is a good therapy horse, and that hoof health is everything. A therapy horse normally works a three to five year span before its retirement, due the physical and mental challenges of the job. Taking metal shoes off and using the Cavallo Boots while riding is an effort to increase the physical comfort of the horses, which will enable the center to provide better quality care to its veterans. Extending a horse’s working life reduces the frequency of having to seek, test, and train a new horse for the job, which is a lengthy and expensive process. Our team at Cavallo is so happy to see the horses and humans of Rainier Therapeutic Riding enjoying the benefits of using Cavallo Hoof Boots. We are honoured to be in Debbi’s company of friends and proud to sponsor RTR. For more information about Rainier Therapeutic Riding, please visit: http://www.rtriding.org/ Horse Hoof Boots

Rainier Therapeutic Riding Connects with Cavallo to Go “Barefoot & Booted”

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Size

Small (Arab size), Medium (Horse size), Large (Warmblood size)

Color

Black, White