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  1. #1
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    Default Cavallo boot size question.

    Hello.
    I bought some Cavallo boots for my newly barefoot gelding. I read the threads and bought the Sport version since that shape suited his hoof better.
    My farrier had just pulled the gelding's shoes and we measured with both the Cavallo size guide and a regular tape measure.

    The gelding's hoof was right at the line between size 2 and 3.
    So I bought size 2 because I figured size 3 would be boats on him.

    Got the boots today and tried them on him.
    I can get them on but it's not as easy as it looks on the Cavallo video, where they just slip right on.
    I have to pull pretty hard to get them on. Once on, the little button hooks fit on the tightest hook or else they seem loose.

    My question is, should I have gotten the size 3?

    Thank you for any help.



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    I would say yes get the 3. Reason being is that your horse's foot is going to grow, and in a week or two you might not be able to close them at all.

    Did they seem heavy to you? I picked them up in the store and thought, wow these are beefy boots. I've been looking at the Easy Boot Gloves but haven't made a final decision yet.



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