Cavallo Simple Regular Sole Hoof Boots

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Cavallo Simple Regular Sole Hoof Boots
Cavallo® Simple Boots are lightweight and have built-in drainage. Easy to put on and remove and stay securely on the hoof. Shaped for the natural hoof (needs no inserts or shims) and has simple front fastening with industrial grade Velcro® closures. They are made to absorb shock so your horse’s legs don’t need to! The genuine leather upper is comfortable and flexible with mold-in back flap for bulb protection and abrasion resistance. Durable construction: Waterproof thread, rustproof metal and high performance TPU (Thermo Plastic Urethane) out sole. Promotes healthy hooves: allows expansion and contraction, and increased blood circulation. They have built-in sole relief: Raised inner rim takes pressure off sole, bar and frogs. Outside tread pattern supports the hoof wall and all-terrain tread minimizes build-up of mud, sand and debris. It offers excellent traction while still allowing natural movement and the center of out sole is recessed to minimize pressure. See measuring and sizing info at right.
Sold in pairs.
Manufacturer Warranty- Simple Boots are warrantied against manufacturer defects for 90 days from date of purchase.
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Product Reviews by Customers

Rated 4 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not good in the mud These boots do okay when it is dry but the outer velcro straps come undone when going through water or mud. I had to stop three times on the last trail ride just to clean them to stop the straps from flopping. July 22, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not good in the mud I have used the boots on two trail rides. They do fine if it is dry but not in the mud we have here. I had to stop twice to clean to get the velcro straps to work. July 3, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by whoa, ouch! I recently rode a 12 mileride w/friends. One was useing these on her horse. She had to remove them and walk the last 2 miles due to a large bleeding abrasion left on the pasterns of both front leggs. She claimed she used these progressivly as instructed. I also noticed the velcro failed and the boots made a flip floping sound when travling at any gate. February 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these boots! I will never go back to metal shoes, my horse doesn't need shoes most of the time so I use these when my horse does need shoes. They do require a break in period but never have caused my horse any rubbing, they seem to be very comfortable for her. They stay on as well even at a gallop..... and now they have them in Pink! WooHoo! November 2, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by some good, some bad I ride where the terrain changes from rocky, sandy, and muddy all on the same trail. My mare was tippytoe-ing the entire ride. The Cavallo boots were a dream for her (happy horse)that's the good. The bad-Velcro!sure it makes ease in putting on, but the velcro is not good for all the mud. I had to use duct tape at one point and that looks awful! How can I get the life back into my velcro? They don't stay on and they make a clump sound when October 21, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good Idea Although.... I loved the idea of keeping my horse barefooted. I had zero experience with 'alternative' ways of protecting their feet so I took a chance with these boots first. I liked the ease of putting them on. They attach securely. They stay on the hoof well. After a three hour trail ride, I noticed that the inner stiff velcro covered flap had rubbed notches in the hoof wall on both front hooves. It was just below the coronet band. Thank goodness that it wasn't higher. The next day, I put duck tape on the hoof to see if that would prevent rubbing again but it didn't. I don't think it caused my horse any pain; however, I am wondering what it will do when it grows out to the edge of the hoof. October 19, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Need a smaller size I ordered these for our tenderfooted pony in size 0. He needs a 00 and the catalog lists it, but 00 is not available yet. Please get them soon!! He is my 9 yr old's pony and he won't go down the drive very well, plus we want to drive him with his little cart. September 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by no more stone bruises! I own a TB who loves trail riding but gets "ouchy" on the hard clay dirt and pebbles so common in my area. She has thin hoof walls (a common TB trait) and shoes just chew up her feet so that is not a good option. My farrier recommended the simple boots and I purchased them 3 weeks ago. At first my mare wore them while turned out in her paddock 24/7 (I check daily for irritation but found no evidence of rubbing etc). She had been almost 3 legged lame and within a couple of hours she was walking as if she had never been sore. I left the boots on for a week and now only use them when we go out. Can't believe it took me so long to discover them and now I won't be without them again!! August 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great boots!! I use these on my pro eventing Lippizaner/Haflinger cross while practicing jumping and they act as GREAT shock absorbers! Plus if he hits the rail with his toe it doesn't hurt him!! Great great product. Im a pro eventer and i reccomend them! August 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Boots! I dont actually own a horse, but I go riding a lot! My instructor bought these for her horses for when she takes them up to the mountains to go trail riding. The horse I rode wore them and they worked perfectly! The one thing you have t mack sure of is to try not to let them get wet and then dusty. The straps won't stay on! Also, the straps were a little to long, so we had to cut them! When you first get them, make sure they dont make any sores! I totally recommend these! July 20, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Work well I bought these boots about 1 year ago and really like them. My horse is barefoot and I want to protect her hooves from the hard, California terrain. They didn't hold up as well as I would have liked but all things considered, it is a 1,000 lb animal pounding down on them so keeping them new looking would be difficult. My mare (and Gelding - when he was alive R.I.P.) did just fine trotting and cantering on the trail which I thought was incredible. I thought they would be susceptible to tripping but no. And they get to canter quite fast on the trail as opposed to the ring. June 17, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happy with the Purchase I wanted shoes for trail riding, but don't go often enough to justify the cost of shoeing year round (I do trail ride year round) I decided to get these. They are easy to put on, and easy to take off. It comes with plastic things to help hold the outside velcro down. The included booklet says that those straps don't hold the boot on; that they're just there for extra closure. I'd agree. I never bothered putting the plastic things on mine, and on our last ride, one strap came undone while my mare was playing in the creek scooting the rocks around. The boot never loosened. My ONLY complaint is that since my mares' hoof height is 'short' she gets this clopping sound when she moves. Size 1 was too small, so she's in a size 2. It fits her hoof print, but I'll be purchasing inserts to take up some of that extra 'bottom' room so she doesn't clop so loudly. I'm glad I got these shoes! I recommenced them for somebody who needs shoes on occasion, but not regularly enough to be shod every time, like my mare :) March 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful These boots are wonderful, I do a lot of trail riding through creeks and rivers, up the mountain side and i cover a lot of rocky areas. They stay on very well, my horse is more willing to go through the rocky spaces she is walking out and is no longer sore. Their easy to fit, to put on and take off. I wouldn't use any other boots. December 23, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by ordering second pair. reviewer at another site suggested ordering a size smaller than measured. i am doing that this round. i think her hoofprint may be enlarged with thick lamina from multiple laminitis over the years. a size smaller should fit tighter around the upper hoof area. the horse seems to know the boots will protect her tender frog and steps right out without checking for rocks on the ground. works for me. August 17, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Boot Good bye Boa's. My new pair of Simple Boots performed wonderfully on a recent extremely rough ride. Muddy,rocky,swollen,creeks,up hills and down they stayed on dispite all types of rough riding. July 1, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by New User Have just used twice.First experience was wonderful.So easy to put on.I checked several times on the ride for rubbing and to see if it filled with sand or rocks. No problems.My mare would go right down the middle of rocky areas where she previously would try to go around even with shoes. She had sweated on the first ride and I didn't clean the boots.Sweat and sand mixed and dried where the cuff meets the pastern. It was a much slower, shorter and easier ride and I didn't check. She did have open areas rubbed on her pasterns. I would say be sure to clean them carefully, especially in the cuff area. I'm waiting till she heals before I try them again. I believe it to be my error at this time. June 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow I have a gelding with hoof deformities that the previous owner never took care of. it really hurt his legs and feet to wear shoes, but i do some trail work with him in terrain where he needed his feet protected. i love these boots. they dont slip, he walks with confidence, and they balance his weight. they relieve pressure on his legs that help prevent lameness in him. i'm very pleased with the results i've had with these. they are easy to get on, fit snuggly, and stay put! i've never lost a boot anywhere on the trails, even after loping. I totally recommend them. June 5, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cavallo® Simple Boot I bought the boots for my thoroughbred and my husband's QH Draft a year and a half ago. We lived in Arizona at the time. We lived in a semi rocky area and I liked keeping our guys barefoot. Every time we rode, the boots were on and they worked great. I recommend the boots over shoing any day. They slip on and off easily, protect your horse's hooves and easily cleaned. I have used on all four hooves but normally use on only on the front. Since moving, we live in Texas (the past 7 months), I haven't used the boots very often but if we were to ride in a rocky area, the boots would definitely be used. March 9, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome boots. Great Value. I love these boots. I pulled the shoes off my horse and needed some protection as he was quite tender. After much research I decided on the Simple boot for a couple of reasons ease of use and price. Ive never looked back. My horse wears them when we trail ride and he loves them. He moves more freely then he did when he had shoes on. Even at a full gallop the boots dont come off. I would recommend these boots to any horse owner! February 18, 2009
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First off, I am not sure why the number 6 is noted - I ordered 4 pr of 2. That being said, I have 2 more pairs I purchased around 4 years ago & they are great! I do barefoot farrier only & when I need more protection, these guys measure up. In the beginning I did have trouble getting the sizing right & had to return twice, but the perseverance was worth it. I call these my mare's Nikes & she noticed immediately, when they were put on, how good they felt when I took her over some rocky footing.
Kristine C on Nov 9, 2015
Talking with other horse people they are satisfied with this product
Kathy B on Aug 13, 2015
The boots stay on and have kept my girl comfortable on rocky terrain. I really wish that measuring for size was easier.
Jorah S on Aug 13, 2015
Looks easy to put on
Debbie A on Oct 4, 2014
I am seriously thinking of purchasing these boots for my horse. I normally is shod but during the winter he is not. Usually there is a lot of snow for cushion and has no problems. Unfortunately, we are not getting the snow we so need, so my horse is ouchy on the rocks, etc. He just go trimmed and is measuring a 51/2 exactly, which according to the measuring chart it would be a 5. Should I purchase a 6 to accommodate for growth?
Mary M on Feb 8, 2014
Best Answer: These boots are wonderful. I believe that 5 1/2 inches is the upper limit of size 4. You would probably do best to buy the size 5 and also purchase one or two sets of the gel inserts. My horse has two different front feet, and I was advised by Cavallo to use the inserts to slightly tighten the fit on the smaller foot. It worked perfectly, and I was able to adjust the length by removing the pads as his feet grew between trimmings. The boots are easy to put on and remove, and if properly fitted, won't turn or shift even with active turnout. If the boot does shift, it means that it is too large. I also used the Pastern wraps, but they tend to run a bit small and can be difficult to put on correctly. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Deborah P on Feb 8, 2014
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how do I measure? I have 3 arab geldings...all same size hooves....
susan nordstrom on Mar 22, 2014
Best Answer: It really pays to take the extra time to pick out a ruler and measure both the toe to heel and the wide part across the bottom of the foot about at the mid point of the frog. I have had to buy several sizes, partly because I have several horses, but also because I have a couple horses with a larger right (or left) hoof! These have been a huge help when my the two horses who have coffin bone issues loose their corrective shoe and would not get turnout unless they have this boot on. I did go to the cavallo website to find their recommendations as to the measurement and size choice. The horses I use them on are TB, a Morgan, and a TB/QH and they have used sizes 2,3, 4. I actually cannot remember the exact measurements of their foot to tell you the measurement and size choice. They stay on well for turnout. I do not ride with them on, but it can be done. ( My farrier says not to use them if there is a shoe on the horse, regardless of if the shoe is only). Bottom line...ruler to measure the foot and go to the website and find their numbers to match the boot of the proper size...the larger measurement being the one to use. I do use a pad on the inside, btw, since my guys need the cushioning for their coffin bones and sole
Reply · Report · Ruth S on Mar 19, 2015
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do these come as a pair or are you ordering on?
krystal` y on Nov 28, 2014
Best Answer: They are sold as pairs.
Reply · Report · Christine KStaff on Dec 3, 2014
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My horse had soft hoofs and thin sols so I need pads on my horse and after the first shoeing his hoof's are week because of the nails all I do is trail ride, though, water mud, hills all kinds of trails not sure what kind of question to ask? I know he would need a pair that has a pad and how well would they stay on for what I do Help please
Kathy S on Mar 23, 2014
Best Answer: I have used these boots for about a year, in both wet, dry, and muddy (clay type muddy) conditions. They have worked wonderfully. The worst that happened is the outer Velcro straps came loose due to mud build-up but the boots never got loose or came off. The gel inserts for these are very cheap (cost-wise) and have worked and held up well. I also purchased the pastern wraps that weren't too bad, but in the wet muddy environment they didn't stay down; my horse has very small feet and it is likely I didn't get them on snug enough. The boots have held up well, clean out nicely, and will the hole at the base, they don't fill up with mud, muck, water, etc. I am in Western WA and we have very wet/muddy trails until late summer; the boots have done very good and I would recommend them to anyone. I would suggest printing the size/measure chart for your horse. If you are in-between sizes, go with the bigger size (especially if you are feeling the need for the gel inserts). These boots are not meant to fit tight (like the EZ Boots) Also, the Simple Boots are for the round feet, if your horse has a longer length than width (oval foot) you may want to go with the sport model.
Reply · Report · QH_Owner on Mar 25, 2014
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can you ride in them?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2015
Best Answer: Absolutely. I have only ridden in them, in fact, my farrier suggested that I not leave them on her between rides so that the hoof could breath. I've put them on all 4's and ridden all over Uwharrie, which is quite hilly and rocky. Plenty of WTC. A little clunky for the canter but still no problem.
Reply · Report · Kerry J on Jun 30, 2015
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Title says "boots". I am assuming that if I order this I will get 2, right?
Kate K on Dec 1, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, they are sold in pairs. Be sure to measure very carefully - I had to send my first pair back because they were too large. They are great boots!
Reply · Report · Gwenn G on Dec 4, 2014
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Are these boots waterproof? or water resistant?
Wendi E on Sep 2, 2015
Best Answer: Thread is waterproof. I would say the leather upper is durable and water resistant. This product cant be considered waterproof because it is open to the elements. I would care for these as any leather product. My horse wore them most of winter and they still are protective. Of course they are worn but still do the job holding up to constant moisture when used in the winter. Enjoy!
Reply · Report · Carol R on Sep 2, 2015
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are these boots good for a horse that has sore feet?
Caesar on May 16, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, but make sure that they fit your horse. Cavalllo boots are very round in shape. I had better luck with the Easyboots; they fit the shape of my horses hooves much better and you can buy them individually.
Reply · Report · Darlene H on May 16, 2015
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How do I size?
Jonette M on Nov 9, 2014
Best Answer: it is much more simple that the instructions seem. I have used these boots for years on a couple of different horses, for temporary and ongoing hoof issues. Measure the hoof as instructed, from the back bulb to the front middle edge. The boot will not be an exact fit, but 6 seems to be an average size for both my Arab, who has larger than average feet, and the quarter horse I first used these on 10+ years ago, who had small feet, one being a club foot. The velcro will allow you to adjust the size, so more important that the boot is not too tight, as it will run and hurt the horse. If the boot mostly fits, but is a little large, you can add a cavelli sock first which will protec the heel and allow the boot to break in, or add gel padding to the bottom of the boot for cushioning and to keep the foot from slipping around. Hope this helps. The Cavelli boots definately fit the best, and I tried several other brand on that quarter horse. He wore 1 boot on the club foot until he died (I took off at night for a break,) and it made his life immeasurably better as his hoof wall could not hold a shoe, and the upright shape of his hoof did not fit other boots without damage to his skin above. He was a rescue and this was all new to me back then.
Reply · Report · KAREN R on Nov 10, 2014
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Do you ship to Alberta Canada? If so how much? And how soon do you deliver?
Kristina M on Nov 13, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this item is available for shipment to Canada. You would need to add it to your cart and begin the checkout process to find out the shipping cost. The system would be able to calculate that based on your exact delivery address.
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