Would you use your mobile phone to manage your horse’s health, or do you prefer an old-fashioned diary?
Equestrius is a new iPhone “app” for horse owners. For each equine, it stores all the administratative details of horse ownership, such as weight tracking, health history, shoeing schedule and so on.
“Equestrius was my wife’s idea,” said Bob Easterday of Dance the Tide Development.
“She looks after our three shires and needed a way to keep track of the vet and farrier visits, worming treatments and a host of other details related to caring for them.”
Mr Easterday said features like alarms when worming is due and a weight calculator make the app more useful than a notebook.
But Kate Berkeley, a 35-year-old owner from Breadstone, Glos, isn’t convinced.
“Being an old-fashioned sort, I prefer a paper diary to an iPhone app, but I’m all for encouraging innovations within the horseworld,” she said, adding: “I am sure that many would find it a very useful way of managing their horses.”
The app costs approx £3.45. Buy now from itunes
This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (10 June, 2010)