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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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    Imagining Wild Horses

    Through the mist of shrouded pre-dawn dew, tails of wispy golden amber and ebony swish rhythmically.  Two high pitched baby nickers respond immediately to the call of another.  Three new fouls joined the herd this Spring,  their gangling limbs on the move, muscling-up well, day on day.   Joyful curiosity streams through the small herd. Then…

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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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  • Carole Herder Interviewed on Horse Chats Australia
    Carole Herder Horse-Chats it up!

    Carole’s recent interviews with Horse Chats Australia are educational, INSPIRATIONAL and a lot of FUN! Horse Chats was created for people who have a love and passion for horses, the equine industry and related areas.  People who wish to gain knowledge and improve their skills and/or abilities. They deliver a host of current and informative content from industry experts…

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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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  • Horse in the Snow
    Protecting Your Horse is Nature’s Job

    It’s been a long winter. We’ve done our best to keep our horses comfortable and cozy. In the Pacific Northwest, it’s been a wild one; pounding blustery rain storms, howling wind and hefty saturated snow. The dense white sludge glues itself to the branches of our 200-foot Cedar and Douglas Fir Trees. These trees are…

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  • Assist Your Horse Through Season Change #4 – These Boots are Made for Riding

    Different weather patterns and vegetal growth have a significant impact on animals who live outside. Transitioning between seasons can be challenging, especially when conditions change dramatically. Properly managing some vital practices will provide your horse with the best chance for weathering these potentially severe fluctuations. Horses’ hoofs condition to tolerate the terrain of their habitat….

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