The Western Kentucky University Equine Science Department recently released study results confirming that Cavallo Trek Hoof Boots benefit horses. Now, the student researcher responsible for the study, Gabriella Lynn, has been awarded a scholarship to London’s Royal Veterinary College (RVC). There, she will pursue a joint undergraduate and veterinary degree. The RVC was ranked number one in the world for veterinary sciences by QS World University Rankings in 2019. A completed degree from the RVC will enable Lynn to practice veterinary medicine anywhere in in North America and throughout Europe.
A Contributor to Equine Wellness
A current WKU student, Lynn is graduating from WKU’s Gatton Academy. Only one full scholarship is awarded per year by the RVC. Lynn focuses on equine comfort, well-being, and health as an important motivator for her research projects. Through her recent studies and research findings, Lynn has become a significant contributor to the improvement of equine health and wellness.
Looking at Hoof Boots from a Scientific Perspective
Lynn authored an independent WKU study in 2019 that led to the conclusion that Cavallo Hoof Boots benefit horses. This independent study was carried out by Lynn and WKU Assistant Professor, Dr. Jennifer Gill, through the Western Kentucky University Equine Science Department. The first study of its kind, it compared hoof boots to traditional metal shoes. Cavallo Trek Hoof Boots were featured as the study subject—and results confirmed that Cavallo Hoof Boots benefit horses by providing comfort, protection and minimizing potential hoof damage. The findings? The use of hoof boots to significantly reduce pressure on the hoof.
This study focused on surface area, force, and pressure exerted on horse’s hooves while traveling on the hard surface of asphalt. The scientists used FujiFilm Prescale imaging to determine the amount of pressure felt in the horse’s hooves. This film procedure allowed the scientists to see dynamic pressure through color mapping.
Cavallo wishes Lynn all the best and everyone at Cavallo is looking forward to hearing about Lynn’s future accomplishments in the equine world.
To read more about Lynn’s accomplishments and future plans, please click here: https://www.wku.edu/news/articles/index.php?view=article&articleid=8773
To watch WKU’s video report about their hoof boot study, plus a video with Lynn and Gill discussing the project, click here: https://www.cavallo-inc.com/cavallo-hoof-boots-scientific-hoof-boot-study
READ THE ARTICLE published by TheHorse.com about Gabriella Lynn and Jennifer Gill’s first study conducted, which was published in the Equine Veterinary Science Journal in 2019: Alexandra Beckstett: “Hoof Boots Can Protect Barefoot Trail Horses’ Feet.” TheHorse.com, August 11th, 2019 - https://thehorse.com/177314/hoof-boots-can-protect-barefoot-trail-horses-feet
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Cavallo President Carole Herder is the author of the #1 International Bestseller, There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven, and the newly released Hoofprints on The Journey. She has been involved in horse health since 1993. Her company, Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., develops, manufactures and distributes horse products in 26 countries. Herder designed and developed Cavallo Hoof Boots and Total Comfort System Saddle Pads. She presents trainings around the world to teach the benefits of keeping horses in a natural state. Herder is an honored recipient of the Royal Bank of Canada Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization, supporting female entrepreneurs in every industry.
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