I Made a Huge Mistake…

I Made a Huge Mistake…

But I am Fixing It

By Cavallo President, Carole Herder

In my never-ending quest to make life better for our beloved equine friends, I have done all I can to help educate horse owners around the world about the benefits of caring for their feet. Of course, we are a hoof boot company, so we absolutely advocate wearing Cavallo Hoof Boots for protection, injuries, laminitis and for all the other ways they provide comfort to your horse. But that’s not what I want to tell you. You see, I neglected something that I now realize is very important.

A few years ago, I was asked for insoles for sensitive hoofs, rehabilitation from shoeing, stimulation for blood circulation, to add increased cushion for problem conditions and endless other issues. I realized how beneficial insole pads would be and I flew into action to develop a great range of pads, which you can select for your own personal reasons and applications and simply place right inside your boots. The pads are the perfect complement to our boots, and I am so very grateful to you, our supportive community, for suggesting we make them. Your boundless input and thoughtful suggestions help us to improve, thus benefiting all. What a community!

These pads have even helped save horses’ lives! I am not kidding. They are awesome but, darn it – the packaging was NOT!  I really didn’t even think about it – all these pairs of pads and all the plastic bags they are packaged in. Sheesh! How thoughtless can I be?

I know, I know – ignorance is no excuse.


OK, now in my defense I was focused on the benefits to our horses and NOT on the PLANET! So, ooops – I am sorry, Planet Earth. It’s bad, but I am fixing it. Now, in honour of Earth Day, (the global celebration which is an effective reminder) we are eradicating the plastic bags!  And from here on in, at Cavallo, we will improve our awareness of our carbon footprint. As of today, we are eliminating the use of ALL plastic in production and replacing it with newly designed, smaller, less obtrusive packaging. From April 22 onwards, plastic will be replaced by 100% recycled paper for all of our pad packaging. We will continue to pursue and develop more ways to consciously consider our Earth and all that she provides for us.


Cavallo President Carole Herder

Carole Herder’s background is in holistic and alternative health care. She coauthored the book The Cavallo Barefoot Trim, and most recently authored the international best seller “There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven”. Learn more about Carole’s book >>

Carole designed and developed the range of Cavallo Boots to meet the needs of the world wide hoof boot market.  Carole has a genuine passion to help educate horse owners. She speaks on her belief that caring for horse’s hoofs naturally and keeping them barefoot is best. Carole designed and developed the range of Cavallo Boots to meet the needs of the world wide hoof boot market.

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