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F.R.A.®  Cavallo  . . . . . the simplest                                         hoof boot in the world!




In this brochure we want to introduce you to the hoof boot phenomenon and the use thereof. Step by step we will give you the answers to the following questions:


Why hoof boots?


  • To protect your horse's hoofs at the moment that it suits you and your horse, you want to reach natural proportions and you only burden your horse with irons when strictly necessary. 
  • Healthy hoofs are of an utmost importance, enormous forces are released on the hoofs, especially in the gallop and during  jumping. Hoof boots do not at all interfere with the hoof mechanism and optimize the hoofs' condition. 
  • To change over to permanently riding without irons. Hoofs can become so strong that you can easily ride on hard and uneven ground. With hoof boots you can easily let your horse get used to that fact, the hoofs will be able to get harder and not wear off so quickly.
  • It stands to reason that such an objective can only be met with regularly riding on hard and uneven ground. Normally, however, we will have to protect the horse's hoofs, because we ourselves find it unpleasant to walk barefooted on gravel or pebbles.
  • Any horse is better off when using hoof boots, it is specifically an ideal solution for problem hoofs where booting is no longer possible. In all cases it contributes to curing and pain relieving.
  • On a yearly basis it cuts the cost of booting, DO YOU MEAN 'SHOEING' ?this while taking care of the hoofs in a horse friendly manner! 
  • Shod hoofs limit the maintenance of the hoofs, when using hoof boots you can maintain them any given moment.


Why should I stop with irons? 

  • I feel an urge to have an as natural as possible BENEFIT FOR MY HORSE contact with my horse. 
  • Modern techniques seem to have found a way to a good alternative. My horse wasn't born with irons, the notion of irons  has purely become ACCEPTED AS 'NORMAL'current as "normal". 

Are hoof boots heavy? 

  • This varies enormously with the make. The CAVALLO FRA hoof boots are relatively light and lighter than an average hoof boot AND ONLY WEIGHT ABOUT THE SAME AS A WIDE WEB METAL SHOE.

Will the hoof boots always stay on when used? 

  • YES WHEN FITTED PROPERLY CAVALLO BOOTS STAY ON IN ANY CONDITION INCLUDING MUD, RIVERS AND VERY AGGRESSIVE TERRAIN  the risk varies enormously with the make. FRA Cavallo lays claim, when using the right size, that the hoof boots cannot be lost under any circumstance.

How long will hoof boots generally last? 

  • Herein many factors take a part, in which of course the intensity of their use are crucial. In general practice has proven that the cost of purchasing hoof boots equals out the cost of booting with irons, in which again the difference in purchasing costs the make plays a crucial role. WITH AVERAGE USE YOUR CAVALLOS WILL LAST ONE TO TWO YEARS.

Are there different sizes? 

  • Yes, you must always aim for an ideal fit. A not correctly fitting boot will always give problems. Every make has its own set of sizes, F.R.A Cavallo is is to be had in seven sizes. Further on in this brochure you will find a description of these sizes.

Can I ascertain the size myself? 

  • Every make hoof boot has its own measuring techniques, with the first you cannot do it yourself and with the other you can.
  • With regard to the F.R.A. Cavallo it is rather easy, the most ideal moment is after the horse hoofs have been trimmed. To ascertain the measurement we can make use of the measuring list.

    ….simple to measure,

    Simply measure each hoof length from buttress to toe after a fresh trim as shown in the diagram, the sizes 0 to 6 are given in red.

    Length in inches        Size.     Length in millimetres.

    The width of a hoof may exceed one size of the measured length, if it exceeds more than one size the F.R.A.®. Cavallo hoof boot is not suitable for your horse.

Are hoof boots suitable for every horse?  

  • No, we cannot just say that hoof boots are suitable for every horse.
    Hoof boots of any make are more or less not suitable in the following cases:
  • When your horse drags its hoofs over the ground it will cause excessive wear and tear to the sole. 
  • When your horse walks so narrow that the boots slide along each other in every gait; this will cause excessive wear and tear to the inner side of the boots. 

Are there optional protective facilities? 

  • Not all makes offer this option F.R.A.®. Cavallo offers you facilities for particular circumstances or to satisfy your own feelings.
  • pastern wraps
  • gel pad inlay soles
  • socks
  • studs

    Further on in this brochure you will find descriptions on these facilities.

Are hoof boots easy to put on and to remove? 

  • This differs by the make. There are differences between the makes, from little pumps up to good and less good closures.  A very important feature of the F.R.A. Cavallo is the simplicity with which the boots can be put on and removed, you will find a description in the special measuring leaflet.

Which are the specific disadvantages of hoof boots?

  • Of relatively many products its not all EXCEPT FOR CAVALLO HOOF BOOTS, MANY OTHER HOOF BOOTS ARE DIFFICULT TO PUT on or remove.
  • With relatively many products relatively EXCEPT FOR CAVALLO many hoof boots one or more are lost during a ride.
  • Hoof boots DO NOT ALLOW  makING sliding stops.
  • The well known "clickety clack" sound of the irons is gone. 

What are the specific advantages using hoof boots? 

  • The hoofs aren't weakened by nails.
  • Less costs.
  • Less pressure on the joints.
  • You only use them when needed.
  • Fewer injuries.
  • Most products use shock absorbing materials, together with the flexibility of the unshod hoof they form an excellent buffer.
  • The effect of the hoof mechanism is not hindered.
  • Give more grip than irons.

Features and benefits 

  • One simple, multiple front fastening with industrial grade Velcro closures.
  • The boot is simply put on and removed in one action.
  • The boot stays securely on the hoof.
  • Shaped for the natural hoof.
  • The sole is free of pressure because of an integrated high density inner rim supporting the load bearing hoof wall.
  • The anatomically preformed rear side protects the hoof balls.
  • The genuine leather construction is soft and comfortable.
  • On the top side the construction has been finished with a soft, leather, foam-filled collar.
  • To be had in seven sizes, easy to determine with the measuring list.

The hoof boot is made of durable materials: 1st quality leather, waterproof stitching, stainless steel metal, and a high performance TPU (thermo plastic urethane) outsole.


Built-in drainage grooves prevent sucking into the mud, the hoof boot is light and shock absorbing.

 It also promotes the growth of healthy hoofs, an unlimited functioning causes an optimum blood circulation.


F.R.A.® Cavallo stud set for more grip.

* 12 studs

* 1 wrench


F.R.A.® Cavallo sport boot 

  • 5 mm narrower
  • TPU sole with break-over
  • synthetic construction with one Velcro closure

símpel to measure …

Simply measure each hoof length from buttress to toe after a fresh trim as shown in the diagram, the sizes 0 to 6 are given in red.

      Length in inches        Size.     Length in millimetres.

The width of a hoof may exceed one size of the measured length, if it exceeds more than one size theF.R.A.® Cavallo hoof boot is not suitable for your horse.


      size              length in mm

          0                     102 - 109
          1                     110 - 117
          2                     118 - 125
          3                     126 - 133
          4                     134 - 141
          5                     142 - 149
          6                     150 - 157




F.R.A.® Cavallo in  7 sizes

The dimension of F.R.A.® Cavallo hoof boots are designed so thar the growth of the hoof  between bekappingsbeur in permits.


símpel an- und ablegen







Open front flaps completely and pull tongue forward. Insert the hoof in the boot and put it on the ground. Sometimes it helps to put the foot down so the horses' weight will position the boot correctly.



Push the tongue firmly against the hoof and fasten the flaps against the Velcro tongue. Be careful that both flaps are leveled at the top an bottom side of the shoe.




Fasten Velcro straps through. To long straps can be shorten up to 3 sizes by cutting them on the stitches. You can secure the front straps with the extra supplied sliding keepers.




On this section is visible how the hoof sole is corectly placed in to the boot and how the heel are well supported by the boot.


simpel on a hike. . . . .

Know that dealers will only exchange new and unused clean hoof boots. Therefore always fit your boots first with a plastic bag around the hoof and do this on a clean and flat surface.


Like humans wearing new shoes, hoof boots will also need some time to be "walked in". It is advisable not to use the boots more than 20 minutes during the first days. The leather will soften and become more flexible by use and by leather maintenance.



F.R.A.® Cavallo   pastern wrap 

When using the simplest  hoof boot in the world!

A wrap of super elastic neoprene strengthened high density foam for extra protection of the KROONRAND and hoof balls.


Obtainable in three sizes:       Size    S   0 - 1                                                     Size    M   2 - 3                                                     Size    L   4 – 6


Open the cover bandage and place it around the hoof to hoof slightly below the balls, leaving the Cavallo logo remains visible on the outside. The velcro closing the seam on the front

Put the hoof shoe as described previously and the two Velcro flaps of the cover on the bandage burdock flaps of the toe of the shoe. The bandage can cover you if you feel that indicates accelerating somewhat to the rear.


Follow the instructions further hoof shoe in order to close the shoe.


Bandages cover are of relatively very light material, and should be, in order to avoid damage. Bandages to cover the affected in relation to the known gross horsepower with many policy Also clean the bandages regularly to wwarborgen. Werlking the good of the Velcro


F.R.A.® Cavallo    set gel pads, for a little more comfort


Removable inlay soles for extra comfort.
Simply cut to the right size of your F.R.A. Cavallo hoof boot.


  •  More shock absorption
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Minimizes fatigue

Universal, to be cut to the desired size.

Tot slot:

F.R.A.® Cavallo

"These boots are made for Walking, Jogging and Jumping"

This world famous song from 1966 by Nancy Sinatra illustrates perhaps be the most where the hoof boots to deal with:

                                                             promotion video "take measure"  F.R.A.® Cavallo hoof boot


shoes where you wonder:

      Should this be complicated?
      Should this be costly?
      Special knowledge is required to use?

and where the answers are very simple to:





F.R.A.® Cavallo  . . . . . . . .
    . . . . . the simplest hoof boot in the world!

This is getting to the point!

Take theF.R.A.® 's your horse and go! Simple and easy, without fear of losing; treat your horse the benefit of a shoe that makes you carefree, even under extreme circumstances, she and her horse are one unit.

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