#609 English Wedge Saddle Pad


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The Cavallo English Wedge Saddle Pad absorbs concussion, reduces impact and lifts the weight off the spine and rib cage.  All this with a gradual rise toward the back. Favored by Jumpers and those who wish to move forward with the horse.

Firm poly fiber sheets have been inserted alongside the protective memory foam inserts – these poly fiber sheets create internal stability, which serves to further equalize the load in high performance sports. These panels produce an inner equilibrium that even in very active rider movement or saddle stress situations, will allow a more complete utilization of the horse’s scapula. THE PERFECT FIT between horse and rider.

*If you need more lift than this, saddle fit is a consideration

Length: 23″ (58 cm) Width: 22” (56 cm) tapering to 15 ” (38 cm)

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Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pads are designed to promote even distribution of weight to the weight-bearing longissimus dorsi muscles along either side of the horse’s backbone; to keep weight off the horse’s spine; and to allow room for the horse’s scapula to move properly within the narrow confines of the saddle. Our Four-Density Solution with the performance enhancement (PE) panel , combined with fine finishing details including genuine leather butt joints, nylon bindings and aeration perforations, provides the Ultimate in Saddle Pads, benefiting both horse and rider! The Cavallo English Wedge Saddle Pad is perfect for the saddle that is tipping backwards. The thicker foam at the rear of the saddle helps lift the back up and balance the saddle. The unique Four-Density Solution plus the performance enhancement (PE)panel arrests concussion within the pad. The high integrity foam remains thin to provide more room for your horse to move freely. Provides cushion and support for the muscular system where reflex centers lie.  Lightweight.

Shock absorbent: it’s not shocking! 


Cavallo Performance Enhanced Saddle Pad System




Shock absorbent: it’s not shocking!

  • Saves the backs of both horse and rider
  • Promotes blood circulation (the slow release memory of the open cell foam creates a gentle massaging action on the horse’s muscle structure)

Improves saddle fit: Fit for Excellence!

  • Contracts at pressure points, fills gaps
  • Enhances the saddle gullet (protecting the spine)
  • Cutback allows wither relief
  • More comfort for a saddle which fits perfectly
  • Allows one saddle to be used on multiple horses
  • Compensates for the changing horses back (different levels of conditioning, natural development over the season and development over the horse’s lifetime)

Thin: Thin is important!

  • 4 different material densities creates a thinner pad with greater shock absorption than a pad twice as thick allows more room for free movement of the scapula (shoulder blade) Reversible: Effective & Stylish
  • New Zealand wool on one side, closed cell shock absorbing foam on the other
  • Use either side against the horse; it’s your personal preference!

Cavallo Technology

Patented Nitrex Closed-Cell Foam:Non-PVC foam that has low resilience and low penetration value, resulting in excellent shock absorption, insulation, cushioning and rebound (G-value energy return). Far superior to traditional foams.

  • Soft and Lightweight
  • Water-Absorption-Free

Open-Cell Memory Foam To Enhance Saddle Fit:

  • releases as the rider shifts weight to vary pressure and gently massage the muscles, promoting healthy circulation evenly distributes rider and saddle weight on the muscles
  • contracts where the saddle is tight and remains full where the saddle has less contact.

New Zealand Merino Wool:100% Merino Wool carded and consolidated into a dense material. The resulting cloth is then heat-bonded to enhance dimensional stability, durability and abrasion resistance.

  • high directional stability to maintain shape
  • Resilient
  • Durable
  • wicks away moisture
  • breathable and insulating



Dr. Brian Hampson Equine Veterinarian Australia

Not All Trails are Happy

Once upon a time, our daily customers were pleasure riders, heading out into the trails. Now, I'm proud to say, Cavallo Boots are also counted on by tens of thousands of horse owners every year who use our boots for tough hoof rehab situations.  Here's a quick Q & A for you about veterinary help for hooves, written around a very good customer question: Q:  Carole, my veterinarian says my horse must stay in a stall while he heals from this round of Laminitis. I don't want him to hurt anymore. I'd like to talk to my vet team about having my horse wear your boots for extra help, and to try to keep him with my other horses. What info from veterinarians or professionals do you have that could help? And also, how have boots helped other horses during times like this?

A: It's a question I hate to hear, but I have answers...

I'm so sorry to hear that your horse has been in pain. Putting a hoof boot on a healing hoof can definitely keep your horse more comfortable. Especially when you add in our soft Gel Pads, Cushion Pads, and Comfort Pads. Putting on a pair of boots (instead of just one on an affected hoof) can help your horse stand straight and keep his body in alignment while he's healing. Plus, you don't necessarily need to invest in a special "healing boot". Those same Cavallo Boots that are appropriate for healing can take you right onto the roughest trails once your horse is feeling better.  We are hearing from more and more veterinarians and farriers who are making Cavallos part of their comprehensive healing plans. They are used whether time is needed to heal from an acute injury, or from a chronic condition such as laminitis. Here, I’ve included some notes from equine professionals who have helped horses heal from laminitis as well as other hoof ailments. Through phone, social media, and emails, we regularly hear from horse owners and veterinarians who have found Cavallo Boots helpful. Our Cavallo Hoof Boot Pads provide comfort when pain is acute. Eventually, the boots and pads allow many horses to return to activity once a horse is feeling better but still needing extra support.

Horse with Laminitis Cavallo Hoof BootsJudith Murtha and Rebel's Laminitic Journey

Judith Murtha’s horse, Rebel, had laminitis issues last year and his veterinary team suggested the boots for his healing time. "Rebel has recovered from Laminitis and has to be kept barefoot,” Murtha says. “Cavallo Boots now allow him to go on gentle trail rides, which he loves. He’s doing great and adjusting to the boots. I followed your video on how to break the boots in and it was a big help. Rebel is a Rocky Mountain Horse. He was a patient at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists in New York and they recommended Cavallo Boots. I’m very careful to do whatever I can to keep those hoofs healthy. He’s really walking great!"

A Farrier's Perspective

Boots can help in other types of healing, as well. Scott Wilburn is a Cavallo Associate Trimmer and Farrier in Alaska. He works closely with veterinarians in his area and specializes in corrective and specialty treatments for hoof rehab situations. Scott says that Cavallo Boots are excellent therapeutic tools. He and the veterinarians he works with agree: Cavallo Boots promote hoof health by protecting the healing hoof, enabling the necessary tissue growth to rehabilitate an ailment successfully. “Often, shoeing just doesn’t make sense in these situations,” Wilburn explains. “For example, if a healing hoof is shod, the nails in the hoof wall give spaces for thrush to grow, setting back a horse’s success.”

Racehorse Relief

dorsol pigeon toe horse Aimee Curnow - Racehorse Relief Equine Podiatrist UKBoots can also help horses while they're being treated for alignment and conformation issues. In the United Kingdom, equine podiatrist Aimee Curnow just healed a retired racehorse named Daisy who was walking “toe-in” and was uncomfortable throughout her body.  Curnow reports that she kept Daisy in her boots while also scheduling her for a series of trims to help “nudge her hooves in the right direction.” Coupled with rehab exercises to help the mare move out straight, and regular chiropractic treatment, Daisy is moving much better. “She is much straighter and more comfortable all over than when I first met her,” Curnow says. Hoof boots allow time for the hooves to heal and also allow the horses to move naturally while they are healing. Compared with boots that are designed only to keep a medical application in place, boots that are made for moving can help horses bend and flex their bodies as much as is possible during healing.

Keeping Brumby Hoofs Moving the Natural Way

Australian veterinarian Brian Hampson is an internationally renowned hoof care expert and researcher and works to gentle wild brumby horses. He sees the importance of keeping horses moving in a natural way. Movement aids in preventative health and helps horses get blood flowing to the hoof and throughout the body while they heal from ailments. When Brian runs pack trips with now-gentled brumbies, he keeps the horses barefoot –as they are accustomed to. He also carries along Cavallos to use when needed. “They’re quick and easy to put on and off and light to carry,” Hampson says. “I’d rather not shoe these horses, because if they pull a shoe in the middle of nowhere I’m in trouble. Brumbies can handle the terrain in their natural environment but suffer when asked to carry a rider or pack saddle. They are happy in the boots and cover our 200 km rides with ease.” (You can see a photo of Brian gentling a brumby at the top of page)

How to Make Cavallo Part of your Treatment Plan

If your veterinarian hasn’t yet suggested boots for your horse’s pain management or healing, show her this blog post and ask if she’ll help. As more farriers and veterinarians learn about these options, we trust we’ll have even more preventative medicine and medical-healing stories to report. Sign up here for Cavallo's free newsletter and special community discounts: https://www.cavallo-inc.com/CavalloNews Wishing you many happy trails on healed hoofs, Carole Herder 2020 Signature - Hoof Prints Book - LR

Cavallo Q&A: Veterinary Help for Hooves

  Dear Carole, I imagine that my comments may come off like some kind of shameless endorsement but I have to thank you for your Cavallo Simple Boot design. We're located in the high desert "Great Basin" region of Nevada. A typical ride in these parts may involve riding over prehistoric lake bed sand to footing that resembles cobblestone streets to picking our way through lava rock. All of our horses are barefoot. Barefoot horses seem to have healthier feet and they get better traction on tricky terrain. However a few of the horses need additional protection when traveling the rougher routes. [caption id="attachment_4905" align="aligncenter" width="452"]Volunteer Sarah T. on Tucker, near Misfits Flat, NV. Volunteer Sarah T. on Tucker, near Misfits Flat, NV.[/caption] We've accumulated various makes and models of equine boots over the years but the Simple Boot is what we now reach for. We can put them on quickly and reliably without having to have a toolbox handy. The Velcro design is strong but also allows easy adjustment so that the boots will fit properly. They provide hoof wall protection without producing sores along the coronet or heel bulbs. Plus these boots are really good at resisting sand intrusion when going through the really fluffy stuff and surprisingly the Velcro does not collect foxtails, burrs and the like. If we do trek across our own version of the Sahara Desert, it only takes a few seconds to remove a Simple Boot to check for sand (usually not a problem) and clean out the boot if a little sand did sneak in. To be honest, the Simple Boot actually changed my attitude about equestrian boots. Not that I didn't recognize their value, but I dreaded struggling with getting boots fitted properly before the ride, getting my fingers pinched in the mechanisms, cutting a finger on a frayed wire, or having to pull out a set of pliers to get the latches set to a proper tension... not to mention dealing with sand-caused sores on the horses after riding through really deep stuff. I obviously recommend equine boots for horses that need hoof protection, but I would advise anyone like me who has struggled with the older boot designs to look into the newer designs and technologies before giving up on the concept. Designs such as I found with Simple Boots can be game changers. If you decide to use my comments as a testimonial, I'd like to clarify that while I've always advocated for proper hoof care, this note about Simple Boots was completely unsolicited. I simply like equestrians to be aware of their options in order to make their experiences safer and more enjoyable for them and their mounts. Plus we equestrians tend to be traditional and we sometimes aren't aware of useful improvements in available horse equipment. So props to Cavallo for coming up with the Simple Boot. We've now used them long enough to be confident in their functionality and durability. And please continue to develop newer and better ways to protect our equine partners. Equestrian "engineering" is a never-ending evolutionary process. [caption id="attachment_4908" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Willis Lamm on Corey during a search on McLellan Peak, NV Willis Lamm on Corey during a search on McLellan Peak, NV[/caption] Warmest regards, Willis Lamm LRTC Wild Horse Mentors LRTC Large Animal Rescue Team

Simple Boots in Nevada's Great Basin

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Weight 1.4 kg