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  • Take Your Pick!

    So, you know you want Hoof Boots, and you heard that Cavallos ARE THE BEST and it’s true! But which style is right for you? Which Cavallos are YOUR Cavallos?  Here’s the Lowdown. Every style has the same tough and durable soles, complete with the features you love. All you need to do is get…

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  • The Power of Choice… and a bit of Kindness

    How would you like to be standing in front of seventy people about to speak on the subject of caring for the horses we love and be confronted with the argumentative question “where did you get your information”? “What information?” I answered. “How to trim horse’s feet?” replied the crossed-arms antagonistic farrier. I took a…

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    Those Incredible Equines: Horses Can Recognize Human Emotions

    Have you ever noticed a difference in your horse on days when you’re feeling sad? Maybe he’s softer and quieter with you – it almost seems like he knows you’re upset. And the same can be true of days when you’re feeling on top of the world as you enjoy a canter across a field. Your horse might throw in an exuberant buck or two in his excitement.

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  • UPDATE on Team Canada at Youth World Cup

    Happy Canada Day! As Canadians celebrate their nation’s birthday, we’d like to also celebrate Team Canada as they compete at the 20th American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Cup in Australia. The competition started on June 26 and continues to July 3.   You can watch the live broadcasts at http://www.ywc2016.com/youth/live_webcast/index.asp Here’s a list of how Team…

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  • Summertime Challenge: Explore New Territory

    Summertime is right around the corner, and that means that there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy some time with your horse. I’d like to offer up a summertime challenge for you: Explore new territory with your horse this summer. As riders or horse owners, we sometimes become set or settled in our…

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  • Building Trust

    Trust: the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest and will not harm you. A trust is something committed or entrusted to one’s care for safekeeping. So, do you trust your horse? Does your horse trust you? I have seen my share of fine horses over the years and as I get a…

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  • The Perfect Hoof

    Pathology is the medical term for the study of the way a disease works. Hoof pathologies are when something has gone wrong with the equine foot, like laminitis, thrush, abscesses, flares, navicular or negative palmar angle. These are diseases or non-conformational issues. What about club foot? Yes, there are instances whereby this is hereditary and…

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  • Treating Lameness

    Managing lameness and rehabilitating an injured horse is something we have all had to consider. Recently two articles appeared in the same national publication that tracked the stories of attempted re-hab of two different high profile performance horses. The stark variance in outcome is something that some would just accept as the luck-of-the-draw. There is…

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