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President Carole Herder - Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year "Trailblazer" Finalist

It is with enormous pleasure that we announce that Carole Herder, President of Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., will travel to Toronto on November 29, 2010 to take her place as one of 3 finalist “Trailblazers” at the Gala Celebration nominating the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

Sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, this award goes to a true trendsetter who has recognized a new market, product and opportunity, and led the way. Carole is a mentor, a leader, a visionary and a successful businesswoman with outstanding leadership both within her company and her market. She sets the standards for originality, quality and all the elements as a trailblazer in her field, and is thrilled to be chosen as the winner for Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Territories).

As company president and inventor of Cavallo hoof boots, Carole is changing over 1000 years of traditional practice and providing comfort, protection and security for riding horses on every terrain. The Cavallo team is very excited and would like to extend our expression of gratitude to all the fabulous friends and customers of Cavallo. You have supported our efforts and shared in our passion to provide an alternative to the potentially harmful, and in many ways outmoded, practice of nailing metal shoes onto our horses' feet.

Please think of us on November 29 and send a silent cheer for Carole, who works diligently to put the power and authority back in the hands of horse owners to make their own decisions regarding the well being of their horses' hoofs. The adage holds true: “No hoof. No horse.”



Cavallo Contribution Captures the Win

Competitive Rider Uses Simple Hoof Boots

The BC Competitive Trail Rider's Association held its Annual Awards ceremony on October 23, 2009.  Nicole Vaugeois of Nanaimo won the Top BC Lightweight rider with her unregistered Quarter Horse El Nino.

Co mpetitive trail riding is a long distance riding sport where horse and rider teams navigate over a variety of terrains in a set period of time. The sport is all about the horses' fitness, conditioning and overall health.

Last year, BCCTRA approved the use of hoof boots for horses during competition. "This rule change has allowed riders more flexibility in their hoof care options during competition" states Vaugeois. It is not uncommon now to see horse and rider teams using Cavallo boots on the rides for primary hoof care or as a back up to a pulled shoe. 

"The products and contributions that Cavallo makes to the horse world are in line with the values of BCCTRA, and we are very appreciative of their support for our sport" said Vaugeois.

"I am a huge fan of the Simple Boots that Cavallo Horse & Rider makes" says Nicole.  She has used Cavallo boots on her horses for many years and relies on them for competition. During 2009, Vaugeois credits them for helping her win the Lightweight title. 


Announcing exclusive US Event: Foremost Authority on Wild Horses

Now you can learn more about caring for the horses you love. Many people have embraced the idea that natural is good for horses—natural horsemanship, natural hoof care, and natural boarding have led the way.

Since 2008, Cavallo Horse & Rider has sponsored  the Australian Brumby Research Unit's studies on the feral horses of Australia and New Zealand, helping fund the Unit's research into the Natural Hoof. Now the breakthrough findings are about to be revealed at a special event hosted by Liberated Horsemanship.

On Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 2 - 6 pm, you are invited to "learn about the natural" when Brian Hampson presents the Australian Brumby Research Unit's findings. Brian is considered to be the foremost authority on wild horse behavior and habitat. He is a post-graduate PhD scholar and lead field researcher. Together with Dr. Chris Pollitt PhD, he co-founded the Australian Brumby Research Unit, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Queensland.

This event should be of special interest to anyone interested in wild horses and natural horse care and use. It will also be particularly interesting to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, farriers and natural hoof care professionals. Brian will talk about the history of Brumbies, the feral horses of Australian and New Zealand, foot pathology studies, foot pressure plate studies, GPS recording of feral and domestic horse movement, three-dimensional imaging of the hoof, diet, parasite load, hoof growth and wear patterns in different terrains, sole depth analyses, the architecture of the hoof wall and suspensory apparatus, DNA studies, and more. He will also show HD movie footage of Brumbies and his Brumby research.

Brian's presentation, his only US appearance this year, is part of Liberated Horsemanship's Six Days of Natural Hoof Care Instruction at the National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, MO, October 16 – 21, 2009.

On Monday, October 19, 9 am, as part of this event, Cavallo Horse & Rider president Carole Herder will present her barefoot story to hoofcare professionals.

To register for Brian's exclusive appearance or for the whole 6-day event, please visit Liberated Horsemanship.

About Liberated Horsemanship

Liberated Horsemanship is 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. Their mission is to help people maximize the health and welfare of their horses without sacrificing fun and enjoyment.

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