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Not a Farrier

Image of Cavallo President, Carole Herder

Not a Farrier

Never in a million years did I think I would be trekking around the world; speaking and educating on the health and welfare of horses. I am not a vet. I am not a farrier. I am not a nutritionist or trainer.  This turns out to be a good thing because I started with a clean slate. Free of any preconceived notions of how things should be. What I discovered was so transforming that I had no choice but to find a way to share it with fellow horse owners

Image of President Carole Herder Speaking about proper farrier needs

One of my first presentations was at the American Farriers Convention.  It seemed like a logical place to start. I was wrong. I felt like I walked into the lion’s den. If you believe that you learn from mistakes, this one taught me a whole lot. Standing up and speaking to a crowd is very difficult and this crowd was verging on lethal. I was almost overcome by fear. I thought that if I was at a funeral, I’d rather be in the coffin than presenting this eulogy. But I had a message to share and if I didn’t share it – who would?

When I wrote my first book I was terrified to launch it. What if no one likes it? What if no one reads it?  I kept hesitating to publish. I kept correcting and trying to make it better because I was really afraid. Fear can be so immobilizing. It can stop people dead in their tracks.

When I finally launched There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven, it became an Amazon #1 Bestseller in 4 Countries overnight! Success! Well, overnight success… That actually took 3 years to write!

We all live with fear. Fear of being ourselves. Fear of taking risks. Many of us are afraid of riding, but we do it anyway and then we feel great. We hear the stories of some people who are afraid of taking the metal shoes off their horses. They`re not sure it will work. They don`t want to be different. They don`t want to change. They don’t want to risk it. Here at Cavallo, we get the success stories. Riders write in everyday with gratitude for Cavallo Hoof Boots. Some even say switching to Cavallos saved their horses life. It`s easy. Really.  So, even if you are not a farrier, you can give your horse the comfort and protection they deserve.  Make the change to Cavallos.

Image of child in fear

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest
To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land,
to experience each moment as completely new and fresh.
To live is to be willing to die over and over again.” 

-Pema Chodron

Happy Trails,

Image of Cavallo President, Carole Herder

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