Love Cavallo and wanna show it? Cavallo’s Bella Baby scoop neck women’s T-shirt in white features our Cavallo logo on the front and a red Cavallo Hoof Boot hoof print on the back with the slogan “Life is Simple…Just Ride”. These quality Tees are made with the finest ribbed cotton and are pre-shrunk so you can wash without worry of shrinkage!
This one really touches my heart because it is not only about the little mini horse, but it's about the service these kids are passionate to provide and the people who will be helped along the way.Hope Reins rescues horses from all sorts of situations and these horses become part of the free programs aimed at helping people connect with the horses. Often people have their own “hurts” and working with the horses helps humans to find hope and healing. Hope Reins is entirely run by volunteers and relies on donations in order to provide the service it does to horse and human alike. When Pippa was rejected by her mother at birth the stress caused her to develop laminitis, a very painful condition where the hoof wall and the inside hoof capsule (which are normally glued together with stuff called laminae) seperate. The folks at Hope Reins had hoped to find some boots to help Pippa walk more comfortably. When Cavallo Cute Little Boots were fitted to Pippa's front and hind hooves she quickly realized that the boots felt good, REALLY GOOD! Now Pippa is able to go out on the town! With the complete hoof protection provided by her Cavallo CLB’s they can walk her and train her to be in crowds and in different situations.
Hope Reins' goal is for Pippa to go into parades, as well as visit schools and nursing homes to make people’s day brighter, to bring them happiness and also to educate people on how amazing horse are at helping heal hurting human hearts.
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Metal Shoes and Bits Outlawed ‘Round these Parts!At one time, the mounted unit herd was managed very traditionally, but the officers found they were constantly dealing with hoof issues and other ailments that that we have come to understand can be caused or exacerbated by use of metal shoes. Metal shoes on asphalt refer concussive force which travels through the hoof and up the leg of the horse. In 1984 Swiss Cavalry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland conducted research into the effect of metal shoeing. Studies showed that the impact force a shod hoof receives on hard ground is 10-33 times that of an unshod hoof. The vibration in the hoof from the shoe is approximately 800 hz. (This level of vibration is high enough to DESTROY LIVING TISSUE). The metal shoes were also restricting the natural flex function of the hoof when bearing weight, and therefore limiting much-needed blood supply to the hoof and lower leg. Due to these issues, the unit decided it couldn’t hurt to try something new, and in 2004, they experimented by having one horse go barefoot. It was so successful that they now keep their entire herd (40 horses) barefoot! They noticed the health of their horses improve greatly, and the vet bills were cut in HALF! They also experienced better traction on slick surfaces, which helps both the officers and horses to feel safer when on patrol. Hard to argue with that! AND the force has recently decided to go Bitless as well, with great success!
Barefoot, Bitless, Booted and in Bliss[caption id="attachment_11240" align="alignleft" width="299"] Houston Mounted Police using Cavallos[/caption] The horses often go barefoot on patrol, but they use Cavallos when needed. Cavallo Hoof Boots protect hooves while policing during protests or other large events where broken glass or sharp objects on the ground could present a risk of injury. The Houston Mounted Patrol Unit are providing horses the best and most natural care possible. They enjoy their success by trusting their gut - and believing in the perfection of the design given by Mother Nature.
Looking for Barefoot Mentors?The Houston Mounted Unit is an inspiration towards a natural healthy lifestyle. Knowledge, courage and Cavallo Hoof Boots can make this possible for you too. Contact us any time to get the support you need to get your horse moving with confidence, safety and protection in his Cavallo Hoof Boots. Wishing you many happy trails,
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