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  • Born to be Wild

    What do Mexico’s Rarámuri native people and Australia’s wild horses, or Brumbies, have in common? Well, a few things. Both travel rugged terrain. Both are good runners. Both have lived removed from the influence of outside people and modern culture for a long time, over 500 and 200 years respectively. And, thanks to that relative…

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  • Brumby Expert visits with Cavallo

    I (Carole Herder, Cavallo President) leaned down off my horse to give Brian Hampson a welcome hug when he arrived at our ranch. Even before I had corrected myself back in the saddle, Brian’s gaze had  focused on my horse’s hoofs. “Quarter horses do tend towards small feet,” he mused. “I should probably stop looking…

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  • Herman’s Helpful Hints

    Have a question about your horse? Need hoof advice? Ask an expert! Question about how to treat a hoof problem? Help with transitioning from wearing shoes? Dr. Geertsema can help.

    Please submit your question by clicking here – Submit a question to Dr. Geertsema

    About Dr. Geertsema

    Dr Geertsema graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (North America’s oldest veterinary collge) in 1994. He also holds an Animal Science degree from the Ontario Young Dr. Geertsma Agricultural College(1989).

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  • The Barefoot Horse

    Many of us are happy to allow our horses to ‘go barefoot’. We see the benefits of a more natural program. We don’t like pounding nails into the hoof every 6 weeks. We understand that metal may not be the best composite to secure live tissue. Shoeing is expensive and good farriers require excessive love…

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