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  • White Line Disease - Cavallo Hoof Boots
    What’s All this Talk About White Line Disease?

    By Carole Herder It’s All About Survival Without good feet, horses do not survive. They are prey animals, and if they cannot run away, they do not make it. While there are no crouching tigers around, ready to pounce, paying attention to healthy hooves is as essential today as it ever was. It may be…

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  • Hoof and Cone diagram - Cavallo Hoof Boots
    Sustaining the Hoof – Managing Underrun Heels

    Underrun heels are a degenerative condition when the heel wall angle is less than that of the toe wall. The heel distorts inward and under the hoof rather than slanting outward towards the back. Contrast this to a healthy hoof.  In a healthy hoof, the heel is on an angle away from the toe. This…

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  • Cavallo CLB Hoof Boots - Train on any terrain
    A Barefoot Show Horse?  Can you Really Have it All?

    Show Training your Barefoot Horse on All Terrain is Possible! I love getting questions from you all in response to the fun newsletters we send out. This Summer, someone who enjoys driving with their miniature horses asked about how to keep them barefoot. They want to keep their minis’ hoofs as healthy and natural as…

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  • Rose Burgham being present with her horse
    Corona Chaos or Calm? Let your Horse Help You Choose

    Let your Horse Help You At Cavallo, we chat with horse people all day and it seems most of us are doing pretty well. We live in the country and enjoy a rural setting. We all have our animals to keep us from feeling too much isolation. Let your horse help you! They are often…

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  • Megan Hensley Donkey Farrier Cavallo Hoof Boots
    Megan Hensley the “Donkey Farrier” Joins Cavallo!

    Queen of the “Long-Eared” Crowd There’s a new member of our Cavallo Team and we can’t wait to tell you about “The Donkey Farrier”! Megan Hensley is known as “The Donkey Farrier”. Based in Fortuna, California, Megan offers in-person trimming sessions for donkeys and mules. She’s also well-known for her online courses, sharing her expertise…

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    Contracted Heels 101

    Hoof Contraction – A Common Sight The appearance of a contracted hoof is so typical that it can be considered the norm. The hoof looks long and narrow, particularly towards the back half. The heels look like they pinch together, squeezing the bulbs and frog. The heels curve in like hooks, towards the frog, creating…

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  • Save money on hoof care with Cavallo Hoof Boots
    Saving Money on Hoof Care (like, a LOT of Money!)

    Join the Cavallo Money Savers’ Club! Horse Owners Seek More Affordable Hoof Care We’ve been hearing ONE burning question at Cavallo every day since the news hit about the global pandemic. Equine media professional, Heidi Melocco (The Whole Picture), recently interviewed me about the concept of being barefoot and booted as a money saver during these…

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  • Cavallo hoof boots taking of metal shoes - barefoot horse
    3 ways to Ensure Your Success Transitioning Out of Metal Shoes with Ease

    Transitioning Out of Metal Shoes? At Cavallo, we spend much of our day helping conscientious horse owners, who are ready to make a life-saving commitment to their horse by removing metal horseshoes for good. The freedom to be barefoot and booted is the gift of comfort, protection and respect for what nature intended. Remember, horses…

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  • Western Kentucky university Hoof Boot Study - Cavallo low res
    The Science Behind Cavallo Hoof Boots

    Western Kentucky University Research Recommends Cavallo Trek Hoof Boots for Hoof Protection, Traction, and Reduced Pressure. Dr. Jennifer Gill and Gabriella Lynn of the Western Kentucky University Equine Science Department have just completed the first independent university study comparing hoof boots to traditional metal shoes. They chose their preferred boots, Cavallos, for this study. Results…

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