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    Navicular – Seek the Truth

    Navicular Disease is also referred to as Navicular Syndrome or Caudal Heel Pain. Overly diagnosed and grossly misunderstood; symptoms appear slowly. You will see subtle signs such as pinned ears, swishing tail, overall discomfort or an inability to pick up the correct lead. Your horse seems uncomfortable, but you can’t pinpoint why. He has a…

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    Give Navicular the Boot!

    Has a Navicular diagnosis got you and your horse down? A Pain Free Life When treating a horse with Navicular disease, keeping your horse barefoot can encourage the blood to circulate with ease through the proper channels, carrying a host of nutrients throughout the hoof. The barefoot hoof can flex and expand to allow shock…

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    The Miraculous Simplicity of the Hoof

    The hoof is a miraculous structure designed with innate intelligence to function as support for the weight of a horse in movement. In its natural state, it is an engineering marvel. When a horse’s full weight descends, the hoof is sandwiched between that load and the ground. The hoof spreads apart, allowing the coffin bone…

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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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  • 2018 BCHBC Rendezvous - photo by Arlene Ladd (view of N Thompson River)
    A Rendezvous to Remember with the Back Country Horsemen of BC!

    Sometimes you get a great group of people together and something special happens. Get a great group of people together who also love horses? Well, something truly MAGICAL happens! At the end of May we sent Jenny to the Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia 2018 Rendezvous in gorgeous Barriere, British Columbia to meet this…

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    It’s Getting CLOSER!

    There is something on the horizon, here at Cavallo, that we’re getting pretty excited about!  It’s LEAN, it’s GREEN, and it’s a TRAIL MACHINE!!! Green is the colour of Spring and new beginnings…fresh, bright and full of light! We know you will love it, and it’s something your horse will love, too. What is YOUR…

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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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