The handy Cavallo pocketknife contains scissors, a corkscrew for your wine, several screwdriver heads and a variety of knife blades. This little knife is a great addition to your trail riding survival pack!
Looking White Line Disease in the Eye"Just thought I'd share about a rescue horse who had the worst case of White Line Disease (also known as Seedy Toe) that two vets had ever seen. They said it would not be a bad idea to have this horse euthanized, due to the severity of his front hooves. We brought Pilot home as a rescue, along with another neglected horse. The other horse has moon-blindness and cannot see much but shadows. Pilot, on the other hand, had such bad hooves that he was giving on his front end. We immediately called our farrier who came to the rescue. We padded his hooves as best we could until his Cavallo Boots arrived. He was in such pain on his right hoof that we couldn't even lift his left front hoof off the ground. It put too much pressure on the right one, which was the worst. We had a big fight on our hands whenever we needed to change his padding, due to the pain this poor horse was in.
Armed with a Great Farrier, Optimism, and Cavallos!After his boots arrived, things got better and better when we had to change the padding. We still cut up apples to divert his attention whenever we deal with cleaning and changing his boots, but after six months, we see light at the end of the tunnel. He is now is 75% better. His whole right hoof sounded hollow when we first started dealing with him. Not anymore! Our farrier is very pleased with his progress so far. We don't think that there has been a farrier in Pilot's life for some time, due to the neglect his hooves showed. He wears his boots 24/7. They are cleaned and changed after rain since he is out with his friends in the pasture. His hooves are wrapped in a disposable diaper and put into his Cavallos, which he always wears.
Onward and UpwardProgress is much better as time goes on. We are so happy with his progress! Right now, Pilot is sound when wearing his boots. Heck, he is now sound without them, but until his farrier gives us the thumbs up to remove them, he will be protected by wearing them. He wears Cavallo Trek and I highly recommend them!" -Ann Green
Pilot's Triumph Over White Line Disease
Happy Horses: Our Passion
Cavallo Horse & Rider is a company with a passion - to see every horse happy, healthy, and free from disease and discomfort. That's why we choose employees who hold animals in the highest regard. We're committed to contributing to the well-being of our hooved friends through our work at Cavallo.When we see other organizations who share this passion, we try to give back where we can. We believe that generosity enables.
Mounted Search And Rescue / Mounted Police
Cavallo offers special discounts to selected Mounted Search and Rescue and Mounted Police members throughout North America. These hard-working horses, booted with Cavallos, then receive the best protection through the rough terrain they often encounter. Enabling these horses to navigate as safely and sure-footedly as possible by offering them affordable access to Cavallos is our "Thank You". These people are often volunteers, willingly putting themselves in dangerous situations for the sake of others.
The Equine Advantage
On horseback, Search and Rescue riders have the physical ability to access places that a vehicle can not. Loud vehicle sounds, such as ATV motors, could drown out a call for help. With the unique advantage of the horse's natural ability to sense life around them, valuable signals are relayed from horse to rider. These clues can indicate the location or presence of a missing or injured person.
Many urban Mounted Units must ride on hard, aggressive terrain to be where they need to be. Cavallo Hoof Boots are used by mounted units to absorb the impact of hoof strike on hard ground, decreasing fatigue. This allows police horses to stay fresh and focus on their jobs at hand!If you see any Mounted Search and Rescue or police working hard out there on the trails or on the streets, remember to give them a great big smile for all they do for us!