There are No Horseshoes in Heaven

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What would it be like to know what you need to keep your horse healthy and sound?  What can you do every day to make the most of your experience with your horse?  There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven offers a profound and passionate exploration of past patterns, guiding you through an entertaining and thought-provoking invitation to make alternative choices. Protect your horse from pain and discomfort, maximize your riding experience and gain insight into the ‘hot spots’ for horses, through scientific evidence and real-life stories.

Escape the Limits of Tradition and Harness the Power to Effectively Manage Your Horse’s Well-Being … Naturally 

What would it be like to know what you need to keep your horse healthy and sound?  What can you do every day to make the most of your experience with your horse?  There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven offers a profound and passionate exploration of past patterns, guiding you through an entertaining and thought-provoking invitation to make alternative choices. Protect your horse from pain and discomfort, maximize your riding experience and gain insight into the ‘hot spots’ for horses, through scientific evidence and real-life stories.

There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven exposes the passé ways of thinking that have impacted our horses. This book examines horses’ natural way of being and shows how small changes in our husbandry can yield big results. It calls us to apply the philosophy of empowerment with a healthy dose of curiosity and move forward into interesting new times.


Praise for There are no Horseshoes in Heaven

“A beautifully-written true story of a kindred spirit’s journey through life, discovering ways to leave the world a better place for horses and people, too.” — Monty Roberts

“Carole and I share a deeply rooted passion for horses and their welfare. I applaud her ground-breaking research and her courage to think for herself and to follow her heart. This is a compelling read with pertinent thought-provoking insights.” — Julie Goodnight

“This lovely book is a must read. It’s all about never ending improvement – not only for the sake of our four-legged partners, but for ourselves!” — Pat Parelli

“Carole catapults herself into the ranks of those truly great writers who also happen to love horses…a testimony from the heart and the most scrumptious use of words and language I’ve read in a while. Filled with valuable lessons about horses and life. You will not be able to put it down.” — Joe Camp

Testimonials

farrier removes metal horse shoes barefoot

Thinking of Losing the Metal Shoes this Spring?

It’s spring and the time and I have several friends who usually have their farriers put metal shoes back on for their summer rides. A couple of friends have come to me this year, wondering about keeping their horses barefoot and using boots when needed on the trails - they are on the fence, thinking of losing the metal shoes this Spring, looking for answers. They don't want their horses to be sore and they don’t want to worry about boots coming off. I do have some great pointers I'd love to share with you all about the process of switching to barefoot for good.

You're Halfway There!

It’s great that you’re thinking about keeping your horse barefoot! Your horse’s body is designed to function at its best when barefoot hooves can flex and help blood pump and flow throughout his body. With shoes on, your horse’s hooves are limited and can’t spread in the way they were designed. With each step a horse takes, the hoof naturally spreads a bit and draws the sole flat, to provide space for his weight to be absorbed. Your horse is already barefoot now from having his shoes off in the winter, so you’re halfway there on your journey to keep him barefoot and the most comfortable! You can keep your horse barefoot at home and put on his Cavallos any time you ride. Our friend, Heidi Melocco, just made the decision to leave her Quarter Horse, Charlie, barefoot. She now has a set of four Cavallo Trek Hoof Boots for him and uses them whenever he isn’t on his sandy home turf. Reading about her transition process with him will help you in your decision-making, too:

Heidi and Charlie's Barefoot Journey

“My new horse Charlie has great hooves,”  Heidi says. “They are strong and don’t easily chip. In the past, Charlie showed in reined cow horse and reining competitions, so he has been used to wearing shoes. My goals with him involve riding and maybe even some liberty showing. We also take walks down the dirt roads around our property and I’d like to do more trail riding. I sure don’t want his feet to be sore at any time. He's often at home on great footing in his paddock and sandy arena. He doesn’t need shoes most of the time, so we are seeing how he does as a fully barefoot horse. “I had Charlie’s shoes pulled in the fall so I didn’t have to worry about him slipping on the snow and ice here in Colorado. I don’t have an indoor, so our winter workouts are limited. Just this week, I had the farrier out for spring trims. I also asked him for help to make sure Charlie’s new boots fit him well. I wanted to make sure I had ordered the right size and there would be no slipping at the heel.

Charlie's Farrier Assists in the Transition

Farrier helps horse go barefoot“Charlie’s hooves were in great shape after the winter and the boots fit perfectly. I was glad because I had measured multiple times to make sure I ordered the right size, but wanted an expert’s opinion. My farrier helped me put them on for the first time. Charlie was great and was very accepting. He did have a few funny steps at first but then walked normally. My farrier did like the idea of adding Cavallo’s Comfort Sleeves or Pastern Wraps to make sure that nothing rubs his legs when he has them on for longer work sessions. “I am glad to have the boots to keep his soles healthy when we move over Colorado’s rocky terrain. These new Treks are so much lighter than the boots I have used in the past. I think of them as his sneakers that we put on when we head down the road. At home, I feel good knowing that he has good footing and really doesn’t need to have anything on. “It felt good to have expert help along the way—and to be able to reach out to the folks at Cavallo, too. They were super helpful and their sizing tips were right on! There are also lots of good resources on the Cavallo site to help in the transition to barefoot process. It feels good to know I’m doing something that’s great for his overall health.” Watch this video I made to find out more about the transition to barefoot HERE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O93hG__9ytE&t=2s Don't forget to sign up here for our free newsletter and special community discounts: www.cavallo-inc.com/CavalloNews Wishing you happy trails during this beautiful season, Carole Herder 2020 Signature - Hoof Prints Book - LR

Losing the Metal Shoes This Spring!

Cavallo Hoof Boots for Arthritis Lameness
Gunner is a 10 year old Quarter horse, and he's the sweetest-natured animal I've ever had.  A pastern joint injury left him with arthritis...  Here is his story: Cavallo Hoof Boots arthritis lamenessUnfortunately, he had a previous owner who didn't care for him very much.  I knew Gunner before and after the injury that changed the course of his life.  He got tangled in loose barbed wire that never should have been left laying around.  It gashed his pastern open and he received no vet care of any kind. I didn't own him then and did what I could to help him but he needed a vet badly.  The poor horse's leg swelled up like a stove pipe. When the swelling went down he was left with a large scar and a large hard lump on his pastern. He was three-legged lame, hobbling around a massive pasture for months, getting beaten up by other horses.

A Neighbor Cares Enough to Save Him

I was finally able to convince his owners to sell him and I loaded him on my trailer 10 seconds after they agreed!  I drove him the hour and a half to my vet.  He was examined and X-rayed.  It turns out the barbed wire had damaged his pastern joint.  Because he was left without any medical care, he had developed arthritis. The large hard lump on his pastern had calcified into bone and it will always be there.  The prognosis wasn't great.  We just didn't know if he'd ever be sound enough to ride, or even sound enough to be a "pasture puff".

A Wise Farrier Steps In...

[caption id="attachment_21886" align="alignleft" width="372"]Cavallo Hoof Boots for arthritis and lameness Ashley Peake and her Beloved Horse, Gunner[/caption] So I began a course of injections that had little effect.  He was then put on another medication and the improvement was rapid and dramatic.  By the third day he was galloping!  It was amazing to watch him gallop across the field after seeing him struggle to walk for 8 months.  We slowly began riding.  But if we encountered any kind of rocks at all he immediately went lame. Pavement was another trouble area for him.  My first inclination was to shoe him, but bless my farrier's heart for caring more about the horse than his pocketbook.  He suggested that I try hoof boots first, as he believed the steel shoes would irritate his arthritis and do more harm than good.  So we searched and searched and I ordered a pair of Cavallos. 

Cavallos to the Rescue!

The day they arrived I raced out to try them on him and they fit perfectly.  We headed out for a ride and he cruised over pavement and the rockiest terrain like it was nothing!  He was like a brand new horse.  He's now had his Cavallos for a year and he never goes out on the trail without them.  I'm going to order another pair so he has a backup.  And during the winter when the ground gets very hard, he wears his boots during turnout and they keep him comfortable and provide better traction. Cavallo boots gave my horse a second chance at doing what he loves to do - go riding.

Recommended by THIS Horse Owner

I recommend them to everyone and most of my friends have switched to Cavallo Boots for their horses after seeing what they've done for mine.  They're easy to put on and take off, and I've never had problems with rubs or coming off during a ride.  Even in rough terrain and deep mud the boots stay put. I also use the Cavallo Pastern Wraps, I love how they kind of mold to the horses heel bulbs and pastern to provide an exact fit.  They keep them comfortable and protected from any potential cuts or scrapes. As long as I have horses I will have Cavallo Boots!  Thank you for making such an amazing product for our beloved horses! - Ashley Peake

A Pastern Joint Injury Left him with Arthritis...

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Weight 0.5 kg