horse lady from CO
If I can ever get the correct size, I think these will be just fine. I have had to return the size 4's and get a 2. Returning them has been difficult because of having to wait for them to recieve the old ones, then they have to refund the $ on my CC. The sizes run large and the size chart said to get a size 4...they were way too big. Farrier says get a 2. Seems like a high quality product.
Shadows One from Vancouver WA
1 out of 3 found this review helpful
I bought both the sport and the simple boot for my horse. For sizing I took advantage of the free sizing chart pdf that horse.com provided and was thrilled that the boots fit perfectly. My mare is fine boned so we included pastern wraps with our order. They stayed on through some of the hardest trail rides my friend and I could think of including galloping and hill climbing. The cavallo boots out performed my friends Ez boot epics so well that she is now ordering 2 pairs for her horse as we use them front and back
JoAnne from Redmond, OR
8 out of 9 found this review helpful
I purchased a pair of these boots for my Mustang a little over a year ago. It took her a few minutes to get used to them, then we were off.
The only thing is, she has recently worn out the left "Pony Nike." I wish that there was a way to just purchase one if needed and not a pair at a time.
Kat from Cleveland, Ohio
1 out of 1 found this review helpful
I would not recommend these boots for someone who was to canter or gallop a lot, especially up hill, for it wears out the boot 90% faster than with calmer riding. I've been using mine on and off for half a year now, and they are still in great shape! I did one ride in them where we ran a lot and could tell there was a decent amount of wear on the bottom from one ride. For arena riding their is hardly any wear along with just walk trot from trail. The gel pads wore out very fast, but made a difference in how high my horse was willing to pick up his feet(actually I found out he has arthritis near his hooves recently, and that's why it made such a difference on him). once on trail my horse started limping, a rock had gotten in the boot, just as if a a rock were to get into our shoes, but it only happened once. I bought the pastern wraps, used them 3 times. I had a little trouble with them staying in place(might of been my own error), but luckily my horse doesn't get any rubs from the boot, so I don't need them anyway (It looks like they may have changed them a little, so it stays in place better). wash boots after every ride and they will stay looking like new. mud comes off really easy. make sure to wash sand/mud out from inside of boot as well or else it hardens in there. hope this helps!
kalvin from northern Colorado
18 out of 18 found this review helpful
I have ordered(and returned)2 pairs of theses boots for trail riding now because they are too small. My (recently trimmed)horses usually wear a size 0 shoe and size 1, so that's what I ordered. So far the 1 doesn't even fit my horse that wears a 0. I have spent $30 on return shipping so far and still don't have boots that fit! Ordering 2 sizes up should be noted in the description and seems pretty ridiculous. I only keep trying because I think the buckle is a vast improvement over the velcro of the other style.
Patty J from Dundee MI
8 out of 13 found this review helpful
I was very impressed with the boots but didn't put enough stars on my review 4/4/11. Product deserves all 5 stars!!!
Michelle Hardin from Tri-Cities, WA
6 out of 6 found this review helpful
If you have a horse with small feet, I would not suggest you purchase these. I took on one ride an the boots were thrashed. The pad inserts, lasted just that one ride. The boots twisted and are hardly worth the mess of dealing with them.
Stephanie from east schodack NY
6 out of 9 found this review helpful
i originally ordered these boots for my moms gelding who gets sore on any kind of ground that isnt grass, the first pair i ordered didnt fit him so i tried them on my mare and they are GREAT! the first time i used them i rode for over 2 hours they didnt seem to bother or rub her in any way. it makes me feel really good about ordering a 2nd pair for the gelding who actually needs them and you can't beat the price! iv been paying $80 every 5 weeks for 2 front shoes for my mare, $40 for a trim (the geldings feet wont hold shoes..) so the $100 for the boots is a no-brainer. i just got them so not sure how long they will last, the materials seem very good and look like they will hold up but no matter what i am happy with the purchase and will definately be replacing them when needed with the exact same product :)
appygirl from Bedford VA
10 out of 10 found this review helpful
This boot is very easy to put on. Fits very well. Best I have tried. Never slips and grips for the long tough mountain trails. Used with the pastern wraps no rubs. Boots allows water to escape, ample support for the sole/frog. Highly recommend- actually getting 2nd pair for other horse!
cavallo sport hoof boot from parrish, al
25 out of 25 found this review helpful
I would not recommend this product. We put a set on our best horse she wasn't able to get a good grip going up a hill. she and the rider fell.
leslie from anza, ca
8 out of 13 found this review helpful
my shoer-spouse doesnt like my horse (its mutual) so these boots are a lifesaver!! I ride tough rocky terrian and get at least five or six five-hour rides out of a pair of these boots!! i think they are preventative for my pre-navicular horse, as well.
Patty J from Dundee MI
19 out of 19 found this review helpful
My Standardbred does wonderful in these Simple Boots. He goes through water & mud, over rocks, uphills, downhills, NO problem. They are simple to put on and take off. I put his on before I trailer him for our 2-3 hr trail rides. Great investment as it saved money for what regular shoes would cost. Try them on your horse, and you'll see. Just be sure you measure correctly after a trim.
Karen from Buffalo, KY
35 out of 47 found this review helpful
I like the sport version better then the regular ones as they fit the shape of my horses hoof better so they don't "clunk" like the regular boots do when they move.Excellent fit and heavy duty. Will buy another set when I save up enough! They are expensive, but in the long run, they are cheaper then keeping my horses shod and they last for a long time!
76 out of 77 found this review helpful