The Sport Regular Sole Hoof Boot is sleek, lightweight and stylish, with all the performance you would expect from Cavallo. Sport boots are ideal for lighter riding and the Regular sole is shaped to fit a rounder hoof shape. Leather inside and out conforms comfortably to your horse’s bulbs. Sport boots are great for comfort for chronic pain and hoof sensitivity, rehabilitation from injuries, abscesses, navicular disease, laminitis/founder, punctures, sole bruising and contracted heels. Not just for riding, Sport boots can be used for protection during trailering and breeding or taken on the trail as a “spare tire” for lost shoes. The regular sole is suitable for a hoof that is width and length equal.
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- Simple front fastening with industrial grade Velcro® closures
- Simple to put on and remove; stays securely on hoof
- Shaped for the natural hoof (needs no inserts or shims)
- Moulded-in back flap for bulb protection and abrasion resistance
- Softee leather foam-filled collar
- Durable construction: Waterproof thread, rustproof metal, and high performance TPU outsole
- Built-in drainage
- Absorbs shock – so your horse’s legs don’t need to!
- Promotes healthy hooves: allows expansion and contraction, and increased blood circulation
- 1680 Denier nylon upper is tough and durable
- Reflective for Safer Riding
- Outside tread pattern supports the hoof wall
- All-terrain tread minimizes build-up of mud, sand and debris
- Excellent traction while still allowing natural movement
- Center of outsole is recessed to minimize pressure
- High performance, specially-formulated thermo plastic urethane (TPU) compound provides maximum protection, shock absorption, durability, and abrasion resistance.
- Built-in sole relief: Raised inner rim takes pressure off sole, bar and frogs
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Through the mist of shrouded pre-dawn dew, tails of wispy golden amber and ebony swish rhythmically. Two high pitched baby nickers respond immediately to the call of another. Three new fouls joined the herd this Spring, their gangling limbs on the move, muscling-up well, day on day. Joyful curiosity streams through the small herd. Then in one abrupt second, the frisky activity is sliced by a deafening stillness. Ears spike forward and swivel back. The putrid taste of danger replaces that of earthy grass. Was it that barely perceptible flicker of motion off on the dawning horizon? Or was it the tiny rippling ground tremor felt through the sensory-active hoofs? Even what may be a simple breeze is now a deadly suspected predator. Ancient survival mechanisms are poised for the lead mare’s signal, the herd is on red alert. Who eats and who gets eaten?
The Hormonal Gas Pedal in Action
Nature clarifies the uncertainty. Yes, it’s danger! Run! Burst into action, nose to flank. Protect one another, babies in the center, be a unit, be off! Eyes stark with terror, their bodies are put to the test. Nature’s prehistoric orchestra begins its dramatic symphony. Pupils dilate. Digestion shuts down. Flight is the only remaining requirement. The sympathetic nervous system acting like a hormonal gas pedal. Thousands of pounds thunder across the tundra on small, hard hoofs. Injury or weakness will cause the hoof to fail. Failure of the hoof will cause death. They are fleeing for their lives - survival depends on healthy functioning feet.
Miraculous engineering in hoof design have kept horses alive on the planet for over 50 million years! That’s 50,000,000 years. Hoofs are not design flaws that need nails to adequately perform.
And now, just as fast, the herd halts. The parasympathetic nervous system acts like the brake pedal. Heads relax, stretch, and resume to ground grazing. The danger has passed. They’ve had their workout, now to rest, restore and digest some more.
I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from my new E-Book! Please watch out for it, it's coming soon to friends of Cavallo!
Imagining Wild Horses
Mike Garrett - Crown Point, Indiana
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