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Horse-related gadgets -- Check out my article!

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  • Horse-related gadgets -- Check out my article!

    I'm writing an article for EquineGlobe.com (I do the Rider's Notes there each month). It's about horse-related technology utilized by today's modern equestrian. There are lots of cool gadgets out there if you stop and think about it. From in-barn cameras that stream live feed to horse owners and the world, to GPS watches that guide trail riders, it seems like horsemen and horsewomen are some of the most wired and wireless people

    Can you guys help me think of some more technology that powers the horse world? It can be your favorite tech piece, like your iPod, or something you've only heard of or read about. Like the GPS watch, it doesn't matter if it's not only used by horse people, as long as horse people do make use of it.

    Thanks for any ideas! I hope to find out about some stuff I have never heard of.

    EDIT: Thanks guys! Article is here: http://equineglobe.com/RidersNotes.a...th=6&year=2010
    Last edited by Kap; Jun. 2, 2010, 03:01 PM.

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    Temperature sensors that image for "hot" areas on a horse (can't think of their proper name!)
    The sensors I've seen linked on the right side of this screen for locating where a horse is "off" (the image shows a pastern wrap with a sensor coming down the front of the hoof)
    Magnet therapy blankets (Centurion)
    Ceramic leg wraps (not electronic, but still interesting!)
    Founder of the I LOFF my worrywart TB clique!
    Official member of the "I Sing Silly Songs to My Animals!" Clique


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      This may not be cutting edge, but the whole cell phone/GPS technology makes life so much easier when you travel with horses!

      I can remember when you had to actually stop and find a pay phone if you got lost, and figure out how to turn the rig around on some tiny, twisty back road if you took a wrong turn.

      Obviously, I'm pretty old.


      • Original Poster

        Great ones!

        Thanks guys!

        Dee, you reminded me that the equine medicine world has the most advanced technology of all -- and where would we be without top health care for our beloved horses? I will include some of that technology in the article (and it is so far fascinating to research).

        MHM, so true. I don't have a GPS for my truck and I'm very jealous of my boyfriend's GPS navigation system. I think it won't be long before I give in and buy one. They are too cool


        • #5
          Originally posted by Kap View Post

          MHM, so true. I don't have a GPS for my truck and I'm very jealous of my boyfriend's GPS navigation system. I think it won't be long before I give in and buy one. They are too cool
          My phone has the GPS built into it. It can figure out where I am, locate the closest gas station/hotel/restaurant/etc., and tell me how to get there. It can do the same thing with movie theaters, plus tell me the movie showtimes. The whole thing boggles my mind.

          When I was at the dentist last week, we were discussing the fact that I had a phone in my pocket 100 times smarter than I am, but with all the advances in modern technology, the dentist's drill still makes that same horrible noise!


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            The SPOT - really nice when out beyond cell phone range.


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              I started a thread about the MyTracks app on my Android phone--it tracks my rides via GPS, so I can see where I went on Google Maps, plus keep track of average speed, miles traveled, elevation, how elevation impacted speed, etc. I have never had such a fancy phone, and I love it!

              I'm hoping Rendaivu also comes out with an app for phones, because that's my other fave equine technology--makes it so easy to keep track of things like farrier, worming, shots, etc.
              "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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                have you seen the cooling vests, to help keep from overheating a rider? can also get them for your first aid kit to make an "ice pack" such as to wrap under a bandage if horse or human are injured.

                yes, we have a wireless cam inside our horsetrailer -- not a fancy huge epxensive thing, this was a $50 walmart special meant to be used so you can see what's behind your van when you back up -- but it is enough to see horses are safe, sane and happy...
                AnnMarie Cross, Pres, Crosswinds Equine Rescue, cwer.org
                Sidell IL (near Champ./UofI/Danville IL/IN state border)


                • Original Poster

                  Article is up!

                  Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Most of them made the article, although one or two of them were outside the scope of what my editor asked for. I appreciate the input. Enjoy!