This simple all-purpose 100% Australian wool saddle pad is perfect for any western riding including everyday ranch work, trail excursions and arena performance. Cavallo Saddle Pads are soft, flexible and shock absorbent, allowing for wither and spine relief. Use this pad to provide comfort, eliminate pressure points and contour to your horse and saddle to provide improved fit, cushion and stability. The natural wool felt will wick the moisture away, keeping your horse comfortable and dry. To clean, simply hose and hang dry or brush dried debris away with a stiff brush. This is an excellent pad for a full skirted saddle.
- ¾ inch thick
- 32 inches long
- 32 inches wide
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100% Australian wool
- The best all-purpose value for money wool pad on the market, perfect for any discipline – Ropers, Cutters, Reiners, Trail Riding or simply using as a work pad around the ranch.
- Lightweight and flexible
- Eliminate pressure points along the spine and wither
- Contoured to your horse’s spine
- Maintain compression
- Wither relief
- Everyday work/Ranch/Arena Performance
- Great pad for a full skirted saddle
- Cleaning Care: Hose and hang dry.
- Fast dyed wool wicks away moisture
- Shock absorbent
- Reduces saddle slippage and rubbing.
- High quality Micro Fibre leather wear patches.
A Review to Reckon With - Horse Trail Chicks Tell it Like it is!Greg was approached by the 'Horse Trail Chicks' at a show last year. They requested a pair of Trek so they could do a review - and they were very clear that they provided only unbiased and impartial views. We're excited to see that, after giving their Treks a serious workout over last Winter and Spring, their review is READY!!! Here's a snippet: "This past winter I had the opportunity to try a pair of Cavallo Trek Hoof Boots. Prior to this, I had pretty much written off hoof boots, having had a few experiences with boots flying off at the trot or gallop and causing bucking episodes and other unpleasantness. So when I saw the Cavallos at Equine Affaire, I was pretty excited – they looked like they would stay put on the hoof. They can also be fitted with studs, which means that my horse – who is always barefoot in the winter – can safely walk out on icy roads..." To read the full review, please click HERE!
An EXCITING Night for a Mini with Laminitis!Valentine was hurting...bad! Then her owner rustled up some CLB's and the MAGIC happened: "This has been an extremely exciting night for us!!! It's the first time Valentine has been able to go out on gravel since she foundered almost 2 years ago! So happy these came in the mail today. They fit perfectly and she may or may not be wearing her mother’s socks! 😉 She hasn’t wanted to go anywhere besides her paddock and stall - but tonight she went all over the property!"
- Melissa Anne, USAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDv2PCIty7w
These Boots are the BOMB!These boots are the BOMB!!!! My 30 year old retired show horse was having trouble keeping shoes on, so my farrier and I decided to take them off and let him go barefoot. Unfortunately he quickly became very sore and could barely walk out to the pasture. My farrier suggested I try Cavallo Boots, as he had a client who used them with great success. I immediately ordered a pair and they arrived two days later. The boots were incredibly easy to slip on and fasten....but the real test.... 1. Will they stay on? 2. Will they rub? The answer to 1. is YES!!! The answer to 2. is NO!!! My old boy walked out without any soreness and, once in the pasture, he proceeded to trot, then gallop around like he was a ten again! This, after barely being able to walk! He's worn his Cavallo's 24/7 for the last two months and he has yet to lose them or get a rub (even with a few crazy runs with his pasture mates!). I can't say enough about these durable, well-constructed boots and would highly recommend them to anyone. My farrier did quietly say the boots could put him out of business if everyone caught on to these... Once again they are the BOMB!!! -Martha Wentworth, USA
Back Country Horsemen of BC - Kicking Butt in Cavallos!“Thought you might be interested in this post. The paint mare I rode wore Cavallo Hoof Boots for three days of riding - a 60 km pack trip along the Collins Overland Telegraph Trail (west of Quesnel). I'm honored to be part of the first packers to travel this entire cleared section in 50 years - paying tribute to Dwight Dodge, enjoying fascinating history, and appreciating all the hard work of Rob and BCHBC North Cariboo chapter." -Tania Millen (photo taken by Rob LaFrance) To read more about the Back Country Horsemen of BC's quest to revitalize the historic Telegraph Trail, click HERE!
Nothing Comes Between this Mule and her Cavallos!"I love Cavallo boots! I've been using the Trek Slim boots on my mule for about eight years and they work great! Worth every penny. I still have the first pair I bought - I use them on the backs and bought new pairs for the front. These Boots really last a long time, I just can't say enough good things about them. They've never come, off no matter what I ride through, and I ride through some pretty thick mud and very rough terrain! Okay - I took some pictures of Pearl wearing her Cavallos. She's a 16-3 hand Percheron Tennessee Walker Mammoth Jack stock mule. I love my Cavallo Boots I've had one pair for 8 years and another pair for about six and they're still in great shape. I highly recommend these boots to people with mules as I've tried all types of boots before these and none worked efficiently - they all came off. The only boot that has stayed my mule is the Cavallo Trek Slim." -Meredith Andrews
The Happiest Haflinger - Competing in Cavallos"Me and my Haflinger pony Wilma have been really happy with our Cavallo boots! Wilma was barefoot when I bought her and I wanted to give her a chance to stay that way, despite that I was planning to turn her into a competing sport pony. With Cavallo boots, Wilma's hoofs are doing great even though we train 5-6 days a week on varying surfaces. We have also started our competing career with Cavallos! Cavallo boots have been easy to fit, easy to put on and easy to keep clean. They stay on tight and are comfortable for the horse! In Finland hoof boots are quite a new thing and people don't know that it's possible to compete in show jumping with boots. After buying Cavallo boots for Wilma, I got numerous questions on our Instagram account about going barefoot, using boots and training and competing with them. Barefoot Wilma can be found on Instagram at @dancingonfourlegs !" Picture: © Emma Pajuvesa Best wishes, Essi Sohlman So keep the letters and emails coming, we just can't get enough! Wishing you and your horses many happy trails,
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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[/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,
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