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  • Nerves and Bloodflow – Keeping the Hoof Alive

    By Carole Herder Need some scientific jargon to back up your barefoot theories? I came across a great article by Dr. Robert Bowker recently, entitled ‘Nerves, Nerves, Nerves: Why Are They So Important To The Horse?’ The article gives an in-depth descriptive narrative on the different types of nerves in the hoof, how horses feel…

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  • Safe Winter Riding

    By Carole Herder So you think horse shoes are bad news? Try thinking about them in winter?!?! Mud, ice and snow packed onto the bottom of the hoof secured with the shoe. Freezing cold metal nailed onto your horse’s foot and banging onto the ground every time they take a step. Slipping and sliding on…

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  • Cavallo’s Newest Team Member!

    By Carole Herder Announcing Jennifer Mundell How Much do the People Around You Matter? “Community minded with a strong social conscience”, is the way Jenny describes herself. She adds that she quickly multi-tasks and has excellent communication skills. Jenny’s lovely personality combined with fast paced management skills and experience operating her own clothing business makes…

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  • Max’s Simple Boots

      I want to share my horse story with you. I am 40 yrs old and got my first horse a year and a half ago (after wanting one since I was 6). I got a 13 year old Appaloosa gelding who is the best horse in the world. His name is Max. The previous…

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  • Fixing Problems With Saddle Fit

    By Carole Herder I came across two very different backs on horses recently. The first was an old gentleman who had lived a rough life being ridden three times a week for many years, had worn shoes all his life and probably an ill-fitting saddle too. He stood at 17hh (68cm) but did not look…

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  • Cassie’s Simple Boots

    I just wanted to say thank you for these wonderful boots! I am still riding my 28 yr old TB mare because of them! She was originally my daughter’s show horse – but when my daughter went off to college, Cassie stayed behind in semi-retirement. Unfortunately, as she aged, her already bad feet got worse…

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  • Fun Halloween Horsey Facts

     ‘Puca’ was an Irish spirit and shape shifter and often took the form of a horse  Horses can eat pumpkin (in small doses!). Or why not scoop one out and fill it with goodies like apple and carrot junks! Your horse will root out the treats (before or after they smash the pumpkin with their…

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