I am Carole Herder, President of Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc. I grew up in Edmonton, Canada. I was educated and started my own business at an early age, but city life wasn’t for me. As soon as able, I moved to the country and got involved with horses. It’s a true privilege to shovel manure! Of course, my non-horsey friends don’t get it.
My study, observation and experience in equine wellness, uncovered that riders experience great difficulty keeping their horses 100% sound 100% of the time. This intrigued me, not only because it is heartbreaking when your horse goes lame, but that horses have been on the planet for a very long time – over 50 million years. They are NOT a design flaw. They should NOT be plagued with problems that humans feel compelled to fix.
I believe that caring for horses’ naturally and keeping them comfortably barefoot is essential to their long-term health and well being. It is as nature intended. I’ve accumulated a great deal of knowledge over extensive learning of natural hoof care, the barefoot movement, through industry experts and the development of Cavallo Hoof Boots. I started Cavallo in 1993 and am firm in my belief that Cavallo Hoof Boots are the best alternative to the archaic tradition of nailing metal into horses’ feet. I now speak about this at horse events around the world. I am the author of the #1 International Bestseller ‘There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven’. I co-authored the book ‘The Cavallo Barefoot Trim’, I have published articles in various horse publications and have a genuine passion to help educate horse owners. I also designed and developed the Total Comfort System Saddles Pads to address the other “hot spot” for horses ridden under saddle – their sore backs. Cavallo TCS Pads correct saddle fit problems and prevent injuries to both the horse and human back.
My husband, Greg and I run Cavallo from our acreage in Roberts Creek, together with our team of super star employees and accompanied by our horses and dogs.