I recently wrote a post about an interesting new initiative with regards to horses and shoes – clip on shoes! They are known as megasus horserunners You can check out the post and see what you think – they are still raising funds for the idea although, it looks like they have well and truly met their target goal!
Louisa Forstner is a part of the Megasus Horserunners team. She has kindly answered some questions about what she does.
How much of your day/week is related to horses?
100% :). If I do not think of horses, then I am near them.
What is it exactly that you do?
We are inventing a new hoof protection: Megasus Horserunners – the world´s first clippable runners for horses. My job is to ensure that everything runs smoothly
In this field of work, is it possible to be a full time professional and earning a liveable income?
Yes of course! To be independent and to live your dream requires a lot of experience, daring and perseverance.
What are the general steps taken to be employed in such a role?
You have to feel that it is your life task. It’s not making money, but you’re fighting for a thing that’s important to you. In our case, it is important to us that horses no longer have to walk with iron shoes. We want to offer a healthy alternative.
Favourite horse memory?
Many many! It is more than friendship, it´s family.
To take horses out of the Iron Age for good!
Best thing about your sport/profession?
I do what I love!
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ― William Shakespeare