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Science Loves your Horse...Do you?

   
The Science Behind Cavallo Hoof Boots
Dr. Jennifer Gill and Gabriella Lynn of the Western Kentucky University Equine Science Department have just completed the first independent university study comparing hoof boots to traditional metal shoes. They chose their preferred boots, Cavallos, for this study. Results confirmed what we in the horse community have been witnessing since 2006. Cavallo Trek Hoof Boots benefit horses – provide comfort, protection and minimize any potential hoof damage.

The study focused on surface area, force, and pressure exerted on horse’s hooves while traveling on the hard surface of asphalt. The Scientists used FujiFilm imaging to determine the amount of pressure felt in the horse’s hooves. This film procedure allowed the scientists to see dynamic pressure through color mapping.

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