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  • Cavallo Hoof Boots Online Learning Library
    Visit Our Cavallo Online Learning Library

    By Carole Herder Looking for a Fresh Resource for Natural and Barefoot Horsekeeping? Thinking of taking your horse barefoot? Our continually updated Cavallo online learning library features over 30 articles and counting! I aim to help you in your transition to barefoot riding or support you in your journey if you’re already barefoot and booted….

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  • Mini Horse recovering from fracture and Laminitis in Cavallo CLB Hoof Boots
    A David and Goliath Story (Not so Much!)

    Ouch! This story is action packed and we certainly feel for the owner of this feisty little mini!  It’s amazing how just a few quick moments can change everything so much… Big Kudos out to Wendy at Cavallo for her help with Kimchi! Be careful, this one’s a tearjerker… So, I acquired KimChi from a…

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  • 5 Climate Change Issues for Your Horse - Horse in rain
    5 Climate Change Issues for your Horse

    Smoke on the Water What led to me deeply considering 5 climate change issues for your horse?  On June 22, 2019, The Vancouver Sun issued an article warning the city’s inhabitants of the imminent danger of smoke inhalation. Our city is building ‘respite areas’ that will offer clean and fresh air during the summer. This…

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  • Horse in the Snow
    Protecting Your Horse is Nature’s Job

    It’s been a long winter. We’ve done our best to keep our horses comfortable and cozy. In the Pacific Northwest, it’s been a wild one; pounding blustery rain storms, howling wind and hefty saturated snow. The dense white sludge glues itself to the branches of our 200-foot Cedar and Douglas Fir Trees. These trees are…

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  • Assist Your Horse Through Season Change #4 – These Boots are Made for Riding

    Different weather patterns and vegetal growth have a significant impact on animals who live outside. Transitioning between seasons can be challenging, especially when conditions change dramatically. Properly managing some vital practices will provide your horse with the best chance for weathering these potentially severe fluctuations. Horses’ hoofs condition to tolerate the terrain of their habitat….

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    Not a Farrier

    Not a Farrier Never in a million years did I think I would be trekking around the world; speaking and educating on the health and welfare of horses. I am not a vet. I am not a farrier. I am not a nutritionist or trainer.  This turns out to be a good thing because I…

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  • Image of Carole Herder's horses Slash and Dot laying down together in the winter months.
    Horses in Winter Conditions

    Horses in Winter Conditions have certain things they must deal with. I am not talking about winter in Florida, or even Northern California. I am talking about real winter. Winter Conditions when everything freezes, including you. Winter conditions when you muster every ounce of courage to get out there, yet again, and care for your…

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  • Cavallo advice on Managing the Mud Headache

    It’s summer time and some of us are struggling with the conditions on our properties. If your area is very wet it can negatively affect your horse’s feet. Does mud on your farm seem to be a never-ending struggle? Mud can pull shoes off, negatively impact your horses’ hoof health, and can even make walking in your pastures a challenge. Try out these mud management tips around your farm to reduce and minimize mud.

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