Carole Herder’s New Book, Hoof Prints on the Journey, Debuts as Amazon Bestselle

Hoof Prints on the Journey debuts as a best seller on for its Equine Medicine category. The new book by Cavallo Horse & Rider President Carole Herder ( inspires horse owners to learn about hoof and horse care while debunking archaic horse care techniques. The book is available as a Kindle edition (on sale for $1.99 for a limited time) or as a paperback ($14.99) on (

“At the forefront of revolutionary new wisdom, this book will help you navigate issues such as Laminitis and Navicular Disease,” Herder says. “But it’s not only about hooves, we’ll touch on horses’ teeth, nutrition, saddle fit, seasonal change and psychology. And this is all sprinkled with real-life stories from horse owners and experts. I am the reporter, letting you know the latest on whole horse health. You are not powerless, but If you don’t take control of your horse’s future, outside forces will. This book will engage your curiosity. A few small changes can move you from regret to inspiration!”

Herder’s personal and professional journey moved away from traditional metal shoes to healthy, barefoot horse care with the aid of hoof boots. Herder starts her book with an easy-to-follow description of hoof anatomy then details how hooves are designed to move. Hooves must absorb shock and flex and pump blood “to carry the horse far and fast as he flees for his life,” Herder writes. She acknowledges the many differing opinions about ideal hoof shapes and questions the role of metal shoes while citing university research. The University of Zurich researchers noted that “Studies showed that the impact force a shod hoof receives on hard ground is 10-33 times that of an unshod hoof. The vibration in the hoof from the shoe is approximately 800 hz. This level of vibration is high enough to DESTROY LIVING TISSUE.” Hoof Prints on the Journey helps you visualize how horse’s run and react in the wild. Herder explains the circulation needed to distribute oxygen and nutrients throughout the horse’s system—and how all is designed to work while horses are barefoot and their hooves can meet the ground and flex naturally. Metal shoes stop this natural motion and form-to-function design.

After presenting the challenges of history and metal shoes, Herder guides her readers to new solutions. Her writing helps you to face opposition and to formulate a plan that is best for your own horse’s health. She provides tips to help you find a hoof trimmer who works well with your horse and listens to your concerns. She prompts readers to feed their horses well and to get their horses moving—with ample turnout time and exercise. She inspires with stories of horses who are barefoot and booted and working hard as mounted patrol partners, performance horses, and more. Her passion will make you rethink your past understanding. Her practical tips will help you change your horse care immediately.

About the Author
Carole Herder is also the author of the #1 International Bestseller, There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven. She has been involved in horse health since 1993. Her company, Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., develops, manufactures and distributes horse products in 26 countries worldwide. She designed and developed Cavallo Hoof Boots and Total Comfort System Saddle Pads. Providing comfort for horses is her passion. She presents trainings around the world on the benefits of keeping horses in their natural state. Herder is the honored recipient of the Royal Bank of Canada Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is a trail blazer and a proud member of the Women’s Presidents Organization, supporting female entrepreneurs in every industry.

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