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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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  • To Blanket Or Not To Blanket?

    By Carole Herder To blanket or not to blanket – that is the question. That time of year is coming around again, the season is changing, the days are getting cooler and the nights are getting colder. All I see is horsey people running in and out to the paddocks and barns, taking blankets off,…

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  • Different Horse, Different Hoof

    By Carole Herder Different horse, different hoof. That is my motto – for trimming, for boot fitting, for health care. I remember a friend of mine who got her first horses and decided to keep them barefoot. Luckily they had never been shod so she was off to a good start. She learned to trim…

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  • Barefoot Horses Strutting Their Stuff

    By Carole Herder There has been some great events on recently around the globe and all have promoted the ever-increasing culture of barefoot or booted. June 2014 saw the Man versus Horse Marathon in Wales take place. This race started in 1980, runs over 22 miles and showcases the merits of men and horses running…

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  • Team Cavallo at SPOGA

    By Carole Herder Rusty hues of gold and orange crinkle down through the filtered sinking sun. October arrives, seasons change and I get back to my desk after our annual excursion overseas. This trip is a big effort. It’s now been ten years of travelling to Europe in September to meet our World Wide Distributors….

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  • Humanizing Your Horse

    By Carole Herder It has been said that we should not use anthropomorphism on our horses – do not put human emotions, behavior, or personalities onto our horses. We differ so much from these creatures that are such a huge part of our lives. We are predatory, they are prey. We rationalize and analyze and…

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  • A Relationship Based on Trust

    By Carole Herder What should come first with your horse? Joe Camp believes knowledge is the most important factor in owning or playing or working with a horse. Following this, lifestyle and diet are the next vital items on the list. Then comes relationship and trust. Respect will follow on from this automatically. Does your…

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  • Horse Crazy

    By Carole Herder Recently I found myself reviewing the week gone by and realized most mornings are spent out with the horses and most evenings are spent out with the horses. It’s summer time and it’s gorgeous out and although I am on it with Cavallo, everything else is way behind, but who cares? It…

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  • Knowledge Is Power

    By Carole Herder A friend of mine recently bought a new horse. While she was checking him over, just before she bought him, the seller exclaimed, “Oh, and he can’t go barefoot”. Now my friend was tempted to ask why, but thought it might trigger an argument so she just replied, “Oh right”. The seller…

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