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    Warnings From Your Horse

    I started Cavallo in 1993 with one burning question on my mind, “how can I make this a better industry for our horses and the people who ride them?” It’s a big question that developed as a result of many unanswered questions that preceded it. The sorts of questions that can really challenge horse owners…

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    Brumby Week

    Attention all Ozzy’s, adventurists, and horse lovers, Brumby Week is coming to Central Australia! Brumby Week is an international wild horse convention that consists of a week of safaris, indigenous learning and outback adventures coming to the Northern Territory, Australia in August. The reason I love this is because it highlights the survival of the…

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    Life is Simple… Just Ride

    Do you have a resolution for this New Year? The meaning of the word resolution is to be firm in purpose or belief. As horse people, we are pretty clear we want horses in our lives, so we manage our lives with this is mind. Choices have consequences, good and bad, expected and unintentional. The…

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    Those Incredible Equines: Horses Can Recognize Human Emotions

    Have you ever noticed a difference in your horse on days when you’re feeling sad? Maybe he’s softer and quieter with you – it almost seems like he knows you’re upset. And the same can be true of days when you’re feeling on top of the world as you enjoy a canter across a field. Your horse might throw in an exuberant buck or two in his excitement.

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  • Cavallo advice on Managing the Mud Headache

    It’s summer time and some of us are struggling with the conditions on our properties. If your area is very wet it can negatively affect your horse’s feet. Does mud on your farm seem to be a never-ending struggle? Mud can pull shoes off, negatively impact your horses’ hoof health, and can even make walking in your pastures a challenge. Try out these mud management tips around your farm to reduce and minimize mud.

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  • Summertime Challenge: Explore New Territory

    Summertime is right around the corner, and that means that there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy some time with your horse. I’d like to offer up a summertime challenge for you: Explore new territory with your horse this summer. As riders or horse owners, we sometimes become set or settled in our…

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  • Building Trust

    Trust: the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest and will not harm you. A trust is something committed or entrusted to one’s care for safekeeping. So, do you trust your horse? Does your horse trust you? I have seen my share of fine horses over the years and as I get a…

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  • The Perfect Hoof

    Pathology is the medical term for the study of the way a disease works. Hoof pathologies are when something has gone wrong with the equine foot, like laminitis, thrush, abscesses, flares, navicular or negative palmar angle. These are diseases or non-conformational issues. What about club foot? Yes, there are instances whereby this is hereditary and…

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  • Look Who’s Coming Out of the Woodwork

    By Carole Herder Summarizing some of the talks I was giving at various horse events and conferences, turned out to be a 250 page book. I couldn’t stop writing once I started. That was three years ago and every time I thought I was nearing conclusion, something very important demanded to be highlighted. Having never…

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