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  • Kicking Navicular’s Butt!

    The idea that working horses can be barefoot is not new. Horses have a long history of barefoot performance and have carried fully armoured men into battle. They have been used for fieldwork, war and performance in their natural barefoot state. The hoof is a miraculous structure designed with innate intelligence to function as support…

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  • Happy Birthday to the Fabulous Trek Hoof Boot!

    It is with pleasure that I am announcing the first Birthday of our Cavallo Trek Boot! It’s been a full year since you were first introduced to the new Trek Boot, by Cavallo.   During Trek’s 1st year on the market, you’ve shown your overwhelming delight by providing some incredible feedback. Trek is now Cavallo’s most…

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  • Are You a Sack of Potatoes?

    Why is riding the correct way so important? I am often asked why I continue to study this. My first response is to say that I like to improve my skills and better understand both mine and my horse’s body mechanics, but I always follow this up with, “And to ensure I am riding in…

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  • In Honor of Earth day

    By Carole Herder While looking at my horses in the mix of the lavish summer landscape and late afternoon sun, it is challenging to determine the difference between them and the trees around them. They stand so still, like inanimate objects. The only movement is the air traveling through their nostrils, filling their lungs and…

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  • Cavallo Hoof Boots…For Healing!

    By Carole Herder Which piece of equipment would you like to see on your horse’s hoof??   Believe it or not, the first image is a homemade hoof bandage made of cotton wool, brown paper and duct tape! It was ‘designed’ to keep poultices and wound dressings in place but as you can imagine, had…

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  • Dakota Memorial Ride

      “The horse is sacred; they come from the sun….” – Lakota tribute to the Horse Nation. December 2014 saw more than 45 riders take part in a 16 day, 330 mile journey, barefoot. The event is the Dakota Wokiksuye Memorial Ride, also referred to as the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride, and commemorates the largest…

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  • Monty Roberts on Barefoot Horses

    “Nature will dictate the angle that is appropriate for the leg conformation that it compliments. The surface of the earth will do a better job of trimming than any trained farrier could ever do. The absence of shoes will tease and condition the foot to grow and produce the strongest possible tissues so as to…

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