Changing the world…one horse at a time.
At Cavallo, our intention is to serve. We assist horses by providing comfort and protection. We serve their owners by alleviating the pain of lameness. We serve the horse community by ensuring a portion of every sale of Cavallo Hoof Boots goes toward giving. It’s why we deserve to be here, as founding pioneers, leading the hoof care movement.
We help the associations, services, educational initiatives, scientific research, behavior and wellness studies, disaster relief funds, emotional support for seniors and the sick, PTSD and abuse victims. We support keeping the horse and human bond intact through breed associations, riding groups and training programs.
When you buy a pair of Cavallo Hoof Boots, you participate in this contribution.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International® (PATH Intl.®) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 877 member centers, more than 62,000 children and adults—including 5,500 veterans—may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. As the premier organization advocating for EAAT and providing standards for safe and enabling equine interactions, PATH Intl. celebrates ability, optimism, diversity and a shared love of equines.
Parson’s Cavalry has over 60 horses and mules in their unit, and 95% of them are 100% barefoot. The remaining are transitioning to barefoot. Some of their events involve long rides on pavement at a trot. The boots we donated have helped these horses – including their heavy-pulling horses. These horses pull a 1902 Field Artillery Gun. It is a heavy load, and there are some step hills during marches. With their boots, they pull with no limping or slipping.
Their purpose is to use miniature horses to enhance quality of life. Individuals of all ages and limitations with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral disabilities find comfort, empowerment, self-esteem, unconditional love, strength, and therapeutic interaction while working with mini horses. They also train and provide minis as service animals to persons with disabilities, and work to educate the general public on the mental health benefits of visiting mini horse therapy.
The SPCA’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in BC. We first got involved with them when Cavallo CEO, Greg Giles, contacted them to help after reading about a farm where dozens of severely neglected miniature horses were seized – many suffering from serious hoof ailments. We are pleased to report that all of these minis have found loving homes, and are on the road to recovery.
Liberated Horsemanship is a growing group of selected experts dedicated to helping people and horses by providing multi-disciplinary, science-based information about the care and use of horses through a variety of mechanisms and services.
ATHRA (Australian Trail Horse Riders Association) was formed way back in 1972 to fill a much needed gap for those people who enjoyed horses, our heritage, the outdoors and camaraderie all encompassed within a non competitive leisure horse pursuit.
The Australian Equine Barefoot Movement (AEBM) Inc. is a non-profit organization with a Mission Statement to help develop and promote the enormous health and welfare benefits of barefoot, natural lifestyle with particular interest paid to hoof care.
The B.C. Competitive Trail Riders Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the rapidly growing sport of Competitive Trail Riding in B.C. It is patterned after NATRC (North American Trail Riding Conference) and operates in conjunction with CaLDRA (Canadian Long Distance Riding Association).
One of the most accomplished horsemen on the planet, Monty Roberts could now, in his later years, be resting on his laurels — but that’s not his style. In his spare time, he hosts a vey meaningful, yearly event called “The Movement”. This transformative two day journey helps attendees discover the unique power of horses to find mindfulness, to learn and apply non-violent forms of communication and leadership and to help humans and horses live better lives. In the arena, presenters and trainers share their perspectives of the flight animal and how their vocations were changed when they were able to use horses as a metaphor for a better understanding of their work and relationships. People lucky enough to attend these events are moved by stories and lessons of horses transforming humans. Cavallo proudly supports this worthwhile event.
Rowley Ranch gives horses a second chance. They specialize in the retirement, retraining, and re-homing of horses. At Rowley, they treat every horse as though they were their own, no matter the size or breed. They frequently get horses coming in that have hoof issues that need to be addressed, and this is where the need for Cavallo Boots come in. Rowley Ranch is a sprawling 30 Acre privately owned facility in Marion, IL, with manicured pastures, barn, and plenty of options for individualized care.
Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue was born as a result of the enormous amount of horses that are abused and/or sent to slaughter for human consumption every year. Our founders have so much compassion for these animals that they couldn’t stand by and let it continue without trying to help in any way possible. Thus, Freedom’s Gate was founded: an equine rescue where horses can come to decompress, get the health care and rehabilitation they need, receive handling and training, and eventually get paired up with their forever family!
The folks at Hasty’s Haven in Liberty, SC, work hard to make sure each horse is given the proper care, nourishment and love they need. Equine welfare is their primary concern and their mission is to take in as many nurse mare foals as they can, in order to find them loving homes and save them from a tragic end. At Hasty’s, they feel that horses give us their heart and soul and to disregard or dispose of these beautiful creatures is a violation of that horse as a living being, as well as a violation of our ethical and moral compass.
Equine Trails Sports is an inclusive recreational riding organization. Enjoy the variety of Trail Challenges, Obstacle Courses, and Recreation Rides in a fun and family friendly environment. Enjoy access to private ranch lands and beautiful public parks while bonding with your horse. Create friendships with best friends you have yet to meet. Events are open to all breeds of horses, donkeys and mules!
Greener Pastures in Surrey, BC, is a non-profit organization founded in 2003. Their goal is to find long term, forever homes for retired racehorses. The Standardbred is an ideal recreational horse with a calm disposition, sensible mind and a friendly outlook! These are the attributes that have enabled Greener Pastures to adopt out over 50 horses per year.
Circle F Horse Rescue in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating horses for more than 20 years. They believe that all horses deserve to live happily and peacefully.
At Mending Arrow Ranch, the goal is to provide a safe haven for their students. Each child has to deal with their own set of unique challenges. Mending Arrow gives these children a way to experience healing and personal growth through interactions with horses. The ranch serves special needs, disadvantaged and at-risk youth. The only true prerequisite is that kids WANT to participate. A desire to be at the ranch is an indication of a heart willing to try. It is from this willingness that broken hearts and lives can be led toward mending.
IGNITING HOPE, WITH THE HELP OF A HORSE
Providing mentor sessions, free of charge, to children and young adults who have been through trauma and other life challenges. Thompsons Station, TN