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  • Born to be Wild

    What do Mexico’s Rarámuri native people and Australia’s wild horses, or Brumbies, have in common? Well, a few things. Both travel rugged terrain. Both are good runners. Both have lived removed from the influence of outside people and modern culture for a long time, over 500 and 200 years respectively. And, thanks to that relative…

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  • Help for Helping Horses

    At Cavallo, we spend a lot of time talking about how we help horses. We help horses maintain healthy hooves with our hoof boots. We help horses enjoy easier movement and comfort under the saddle with our saddle pads. We help keep flies and other insects away from horses’ eyes with our fly masks. Cavallo…

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  • Research Backs Cavallo

    Leading experts from around the world came together last month to report on the latest research in the field of small and large animal rehabilitation.  Auburn, Alabama was the setting for the 6th Symposium of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, from 4th to 7th August 2010.   As a Veterinary Physiotherapist and…

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  • Brumby Expert visits with Cavallo

    I (Carole Herder, Cavallo President) leaned down off my horse to give Brian Hampson a welcome hug when he arrived at our ranch. Even before I had corrected myself back in the saddle, Brian’s gaze had  focused on my horse’s hoofs. “Quarter horses do tend towards small feet,” he mused. “I should probably stop looking…

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  • Welcome to Cavallo’s New Blog!

    How would you like to hear some stories? Something funny, or maybe sad, could be kinda serious or just downright silly. But they will be horse related, that’s for sure. We won’t bore you with long stuff about how great we are and we won’t fill up your mail box everyday – maybe just one…

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  • Herman’s Helpful Hints

    Have a question about your horse? Need hoof advice? Ask an expert! Question about how to treat a hoof problem? Help with transitioning from wearing shoes? Dr. Geertsema can help.

    Please submit your question by clicking here – Submit a question to Dr. Geertsema

    About Dr. Geertsema

    Dr Geertsema graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (North America’s oldest veterinary collge) in 1994. He also holds an Animal Science degree from the Ontario Young Dr. Geertsma Agricultural College(1989).

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  • Success with Cavallo Hoof Boots

    As a Member of the Board of Directors for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (a 165+ mile trail, consisting of eight segments that encircle Lake Tahoe), I am frequently consulted for advice on riding the Trail by horseback. Having only hiked the entire Rim Trail by foot, I have made it my mission to ride…

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  • The Barefoot Horse

    Many of us are happy to allow our horses to ‘go barefoot’. We see the benefits of a more natural program. We don’t like pounding nails into the hoof every 6 weeks. We understand that metal may not be the best composite to secure live tissue. Shoeing is expensive and good farriers require excessive love…

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