Skip To Content
  • Model horses not going for ‘the natural look’

    Depending on where you live, October may be the season to ask ‘What are you going to be for Halloween?’ People wonder which costumes might get the most laughs or seem the cleverest or the most frightening. And, inevitably, some can’t resist the opportunity to have fun with the holiday dress-up opportunity at the expense of…

    Read more
  • Cavallo Overseas

    The past month has been a whirlwind of travel and meetings with old friends and new. As the interest in barefoot horses continues to grow, it has now reached even the most conservative horse owners. What was once an alternative movement relegated to unconventional horse owners has now gained mainstream acceptance in many parts of…

    Read more
  • Message from Cavallo President

    Eighteen years ago, as a new horse owner I became convinced that the practice of nailing metal shoes onto horse’s hoofs was counterproductive to their overall health. When I questioned this practice, the standard reply was “because we always have”. To me this was unacceptable and I became passionate to find an alternative. The only…

    Read more
  • The Best Saddle Pad

    We at Cavallo Horse & Rider want you, riders who are committed to the comfort and long-term health of your horses, to know about all of the top-quality horse equipment and tack we offer. Our website answers almost any question you might think to ask about our products, and we make it easy for you…

    Read more
  • Help for Helping Horses

    At Cavallo, we spend a lot of time talking about how we help horses. We help horses maintain healthy hooves with our hoof boots. We help horses enjoy easier movement and comfort under the saddle with our saddle pads. We help keep flies and other insects away from horses’ eyes with our fly masks. Cavallo…

    Read more
  • Brumby Expert visits with Cavallo

    I (Carole Herder, Cavallo President) leaned down off my horse to give Brian Hampson a welcome hug when he arrived at our ranch. Even before I had corrected myself back in the saddle, Brian’s gaze had  focused on my horse’s hoofs. “Quarter horses do tend towards small feet,” he mused. “I should probably stop looking…

    Read more
  • Welcome to Cavallo’s New Blog!

    How would you like to hear some stories? Something funny, or maybe sad, could be kinda serious or just downright silly. But they will be horse related, that’s for sure. We won’t bore you with long stuff about how great we are and we won’t fill up your mail box everyday – maybe just one…

    Read more
  • Success with Cavallo Hoof Boots

    As a Member of the Board of Directors for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (a 165+ mile trail, consisting of eight segments that encircle Lake Tahoe), I am frequently consulted for advice on riding the Trail by horseback. Having only hiked the entire Rim Trail by foot, I have made it my mission to ride…

    Read more
  • New Cavallo Sports Chair

    New Cavallo Sports Chair with Side Table The new Cavallo lightweight aluminum frame Sports Chair with attached side table and convenient adjustable shoulder strap is portable and easy to take along on your trips. The whole chair, including the convenient compact side table, folds in for packing up and storage. When you get to your…

    Read more