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CAVALLO SIMPLE, SPORT and TREK HOOF BOOTS:

MEASURING AND FITTING



The SIMPLE Boot is SIMPLE to FIT!

Simply insert hoof into boot. Secure Velcro® closures and adjust sliding keepers.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON FITTING:

  • Trimmable strapsSOLE:The sole of the hoof should fit securely inside the boot sole. Ensure that the entire weight-bearing wall from front of toe to heel buttress sits within the Simple Boot outsole. It may be helpful to compare the outside raised tread area at the bottom of the boot to the weight-bearing length of the hoof sole (toe to buttress as per diagram above).
  • OUTER COVER:Ensure that the boot tongue is pushed firmly against the hoof. Draw the outer flaps firmly around the hoof, pressing the Velcro on the flaps against the Velcro on the tongue; keep taut and level.
  • TWISTING: If the boot twists or moves excessively, it may be too big or the outer cover may be loosely fastened.
  • TOO SMALL:If you have difficulty putting the boot on, it may be too small. Ideally the boot "snaps" nicely onto the hoof for a good fit. Please check your measurements against the chart above.
  • PASTERN WRAPS may be used to assist in the breaking-in process to prevent chafing.


ONCE THE BOOT IS FITTED, if the strap extends beyond the nylon keeper, then you can cut the strap to the preferred length, leaving a line of stitching to prevent unraveling.

Here you can see how the sole fits into the length of the boot and the heel bulbs fit into the padded heel area at the back of the boot.

Cross Section of Hoof

Remember that there is a break-in period like your own boots would be when you first get them. The first day the boots shouldn't be worn for more than 20 minutes. You wouldn't put on brand new leather boots and go walking for hours; treat your horse's new boots as you would your own. You can speed up the break-in process by using leather softener or riding through water.

 

 

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