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    Extreme Weather Patterns and the Hoof

    Watch the Video Here! Your horse’s hoofs consist of living tissue. Just as with our own hair, nails and other cellular structures, nourishment is important. Cellular strength, wholeness and integrity are affected by environmental factors. Extreme weather patterns can indeed affect the hoof, but just because the weather seems to be overreacting; doesn’t mean you…

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  • Carole Herder Interviewed on Horse Chats Australia
    Carole Herder Horse-Chats it up!

    Carole’s recent interviews with Horse Chats Australia are educational, INSPIRATIONAL and a lot of FUN! Horse Chats was created for people who have a love and passion for horses, the equine industry and related areas.  People who wish to gain knowledge and improve their skills and/or abilities. They deliver a host of current and informative content from industry experts…

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  • When the White Line is Out of Line!

    There are various theories of the cause of White Line Disease. One theory is that it’s an invasive fungus which enters the area through the sole. Another is that bacteria enters as a result of injury and damage to the hoof wall. It can also be a result of chronic laminitis, which, in itself has…

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  • Take Your Pick!

    So, you know you want Hoof Boots, and you heard that Cavallos ARE THE BEST and it’s true! But which style is right for you? Which Cavallos are YOUR Cavallos?  Here’s the Lowdown. Every style has the same tough and durable soles, complete with the features you love. All you need to do is get…

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  • What Has 160 Barefoot Hooves and Says NO to Bits?

    The Houston Mounted Police Patrol Unit is making international headlines these days and being recognized as a front-runner in the natural horse movement.  The Unit went barefoot years ago and has recently made the decision to go bitless as well! Metal Shoes and Bits Outlawed ‘Round these Parts! At one time, the mounted unit herd…

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  • Horse in the Snow
    Protecting Your Horse is Nature’s Job

    It’s been a long winter. We’ve done our best to keep our horses comfortable and cozy. In the Pacific Northwest, it’s been a wild one; pounding blustery rain storms, howling wind and hefty saturated snow. The dense white sludge glues itself to the branches of our 200-foot Cedar and Douglas Fir Trees. These trees are…

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  • Assist Your Horse Through Season Change #4 – These Boots are Made for Riding

    Different weather patterns and vegetal growth have a significant impact on animals who live outside. Transitioning between seasons can be challenging, especially when conditions change dramatically. Properly managing some vital practices will provide your horse with the best chance for weathering these potentially severe fluctuations. Horses’ hoofs condition to tolerate the terrain of their habitat….

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    Assist your Horse Through Season Change #3 – Long in the Tooth

    Different weather patterns and vegetal growth have a significant impact on animals who live outside. Transitioning between seasons can be challenging, especially when conditions change dramatically. Properly managing some vital practices will provide your horse with the best chance for weathering these potentially severe fluctuations. In the wild, horses have access to hours of grazing…

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    Assist Your Horse Through Season Change #2 – Food and Medicine

    Different weather patterns and vegetal growth have a significant impact on animals who live outside. Transitioning between seasons can be challenging, especially when conditions change dramatically. Properly managing some vital practices will provide your horse with the best chance for weathering these potentially severe fluctuations. It’s important to select feed and quantities of food based…

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