The Stud Application Kit contains the Cavallo Hoof Boot Studs and Application Tool. Hoof boot studs provide your horse better traction in slippery conditions such as ice, mud and snow. The tool fits right in the end of your drill to make installing Simple studs quick and easy. Price includes twelve studs and the new, improved application tool.
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Things to keep in mind about hoof boot studs:
- Make sure your boots fit well and your horse is acclimated to wearing them before you apply studs
- Always apply studs to both boots for proper balance
- Do not turn horses out wearing studded boots. A frolicking horse can injure himself and others with studded boots.
- When drilling, make sure the stud does not extend past the sole of the foot. This can especially be a problem on older boots with worn soles.
- Use caution when installing studs in used boots, as the sole tread is thinner than when new. Studs may penetrate through older well worn soles.
- Always use your best judgment when going out for a ride in slippery conditions. Hoof boots provide extra traction, but they do have their limits!
Installation is easy!
Pre-drill 1/8 inch locator holes with a 3/16 inch drill bit. Lock stud into position on the end of the NEW AND IMPROVED tool. Position end of the stud tread over the drilled hole and slowly drill the stud into the sole tread until the base of the stud head touches the sole. IT’S THAT SIMPLE!
Inherent with ice, snow and mud are any variety of slippery conditions. When riding, please use your cautionary judgement regarding safety for you, your horse, and others around you. You should know how your horse will react to being ridden in these types of conditions. Always be cautious when making the decision to go for a snowy ride to ensure everyone gets through the winter safely without injury and can look forward to enjoying the warm sunny rides in the months ahead.
Be sure your boots fit well, before trying them with studs. Legs, hoofs, pasterns and coronets can be destroyed by the use of studs. Be diligent. Be careful. Do not use studs on one boot and not the other. Horses need balance. Do not turn horses out with studded boots on. Playing around can tear up their legs. And keep yourself out of the way too. Getting stepped on by a studded hoof is not pleasant. If you are drilling into older boots, please ensure that the stud tread does not extend past the sole of the boot. Boots that are worn down may have a thinner sole and the placement of studs becomes very important. Please use your own thoughtfulness and best judgement. Always be aware that you have studs in the boots and do not ride in them when they aren’t needed.
My husband and I have three rescued Mustangs; his is now 24 years old. Ranger was nine years old when we adopted him - pretty set in his wild ways - and was a wonderful mover. Just last year, I noticed him moving very stiffly and not wanting to move faster than a walk. We turn them out to pasture for five months every winter. This spring when we brought them in, Ranger wasn't moving well. I decided to give Natural Stride a try because I liked the philosophy behind it: get rid of the inflammation, then treat the joint. My husband was very skeptical. In only 10 days we saw a marked difference in his movement. When we saddled our horses up to ride with some friends, whom we told to leave us behind if they wanted to go quicker. To our surprise, when they started getting ahead of us, Ranger broke into a trot to keep up, on his own. Soon he was showing up the others and looking quite proud of himself. Since then he has proven himself quite capable many times over. When I call him to dinner he now trots across the corral to meet me instead of struggling up the slope. I am getting constant 'thank-you's' from my husband every time he takes his horse out. So I am very pleased with the results and want to say a big "Thank you" to you also.Juanita Martin Allenspark Lodge, B&B, Colorado
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My horse Toby is an Australian Brumby. He was caught in the wild up in the Australian Alpine Ranges Near Benambara to the Victorian and New South Wales border. I live in a semi-rural area and I keep all my horses barefoot. Toby was getting tender in his front feet on the hard and stoney surfaces around here, so I did a little research and lashed out on a pair of Cavallo Simple Boots for him. They appeared to me to be the simplest boots to use on the market. Toby will now lift his feet on his own for me to his Simple boots on! Over Easter I took Toby back up to the high country with some Brumby runners and the boots performed perfectly. Toby was able to cover all of the territory up there better than any of the shod horses - through swamps, bogs, and up and down mountain ridges. The Cavallo Simple boots stayed on and in place through the bogs and swamps. In the rocky areas Toby was able to cover the ground without any soreness. We even jumped over fallen trees in the boots with no hesitation. I am more than happy to recommend the Cavallo Simple boots to anyone considering buying boots for their horse. They are simple to use and do the job they are designed for well!
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