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    What is White Line Disease?

    What is White Line Disease and how can I help keep my horse’s hooves healthy? Cavallo President Carole Herder shares her advice…. A: Without good hooves, horses do not survive. They are flight animals. If they can’t run away, they do not make it. You may think this is not applicable today while looking at…

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  • Why Cavallo Hoof Boots are Perfect for Therapy/Rehab/Turnout

    Horses around the world are experiencing great success using all styles of Cavallo Hoof Boots for healing, hoof therapy/rehabilitation and turnout. The Cavallo Trek Boot, in particular, is enjoying widespread acknowledgment as the best Therapy/Rehab/Turnout Hoof Boot on the market: Immediate Relief Cavallo Hoof Boots have technically advanced shock-absorbing soles, which makes every step predictable for your horse…

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  • Adventure or obedience? Stand out from the crowd with Cavallo Hoof Boots
    Adventure or Obedience?

    Do you Follow? Which do you choose?  Adventure or obedience?  Psychologist Solomon Asch called his experiment a ‘vision test.‘ Of the eight men in the room at Pennsylvania’s Swarthmore College, only one was the real test subject. The others were told precisely how to answer the test questions. The subject believed the others were also…

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    The Truth about Carriage Horses

    Have you ever seen those Carriage Horses at Central Park in New York City? People may think they are happy and well behaved because they stand there so nicely and do what they are told. As usual, what I see is something a little different. Often times I wish I could simply turn away and…

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    Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Alternatives to Metal Horseshoes

    Our purpose is to discuss the application of horse boots as an alternative to metal shoes. The idea that horses can be barefoot is not new. Horses have a long history of barefoot performance and have carried fully armoured, full sized men into battle. They have been used for fieldwork, war and performance in their…

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    6 Things To Consider When Constructing Your Horse’s Barefoot Program

    Like Your Trimmer In a natural wild herd environment, horses will easily travel 10 miles a day foraging for food on rough aggressive terrain and naturally trimming their hoofs to suit the environment. Your barefoot trimmer must trim your horse to compensate for the lack of natural environment and movement. Your trimmer must balance the…

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    Seedy Toe, Thrush, Hoof Cracks?

    This is not a discussion on the more serious hoof related issues such as laminitis, deformity, injury or navicular disease but rather a simple over view of our common problems; their cause, origin and some basic considerations for treatment. NUTRIENTS The hoof requires simple nutrients. It’s not complicated and nature provides. Horses are enduring survivors….

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    Nailing metal to your horse’s feet? Hoof Hints

    Nailing metal to your horse’s feet? HISTORY LESSON Horses were first shod with metal shoes 1500 hundred years ago, when horses were captured for use in battle. The confined horse’s hoof was weakened by a fetid environment and lack of movement. Limited movement meant restricted blood circulation and significant loss of nutrient supply to the…

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    Hoof Care During Winter Months

    Hoof Care During Winter Months You’ve had another magnificent summer with your horse. Invigorating rides, countless trips to the barn, canters through the emerald green countryside, the sun streaming, shadows through the forest, the sweet scent of horseflesh on supple leather, lazy picnic lunches as your trusty mount grazes succulent sward nearby – dips in…

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