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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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  • Patting or Scratching?

    By Carole Herder Finally! One of my pet peeves has been analyzed through scientific study and the right answer has come about! Do horses prefer to be scratched or patted? In the grand scheme of things it is probably not a life-changing question, but it bothers me immensely when riders, particular top competitors on their…

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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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  • Equine Assisted Therapy

    By Carole Herder Through an association that Cavallo has recently began sponsoring, we have learned of some disturbing facts. As of Feb 26, 1914 the Defense Department Reports that 51, 904 service members were wounded in action. 500,000 return from war zones with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or TBI (traumatic brain injury). 6799 members…

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  • Liberated Horsemanship

    By Carole Herder Looking for something good to sink your teeth into? I’m not talking about a slice of chocolate cake! I’ve mentioned before that knowledge is power, and the best way to gain this is through reading, talking and experiencing. It’s often hard to know what books to buy or magazines to subscribe to…

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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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  • White Line Disease

    By Carole Herder A friend of mine rang me in a panic recently and said she had a photo to send of her horse’s hoof and could I take a look. See below. ‘Looks like White Line Disease’, I messaged her back. She was horrified. Not only did she keep her horse barefoot, but he…

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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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