Get the Best From Your Horse with These 5 Horse Riding Apps
It’s the 21st century and now we have the technology to help us with anything and everything! Including managing our horses and horse riding. There are plenty of horse riding apps and equestrian apps to help you get the best from your horse. From horse riding performance to training and stable management. And even 24/7 monitoring of your horse’s health!
Equilab is arguably one of the best horse riding apps globally! It has everything in one place. You can monitor your horse’s movements and training patterns to track your progress. Plus you can keep track of every aspect of horse and stable management.
Connect with your horse friends, farrier, vet, and other riders. Add your horses and stables and interact with your community.
This is one of the free horse riding apps with the option to subscribe to a safety tracking feature. Great for peace of mind by sharing your live position while trail riding or hacking.
You can even integrate it with health apps and link it with your Apple Watch.
Over 700,000 horse riders use Equilab across all disciplines. From eventing to dressage, to western, horse racing and endurance riding. It even has works for niches like Icelandic horses. The proof is in the pudding - many horse riders use it because it does it all!
2. Horse Riding Tracker
Think Strava and Garmin but for horses! Track, map and compare your horse riding sessions with Horse Riding Tracker.
You can measure your distance, duration, max and average speeds. Document everything including photos and notes! Then playback, analyse and compare your sessions. So you can create and vary your training for the best workouts for your horse.
It has a rare feature of equestrian apps - you can set it to give you audio feedback about your distance and duration for every mile or kilometre you ride.
It also seamlessly syncs up to your phone with health-app integration and the ability to collect heart rate data when linked with Apple Watch. And? It’s for free.
This is one of the best equestrian apps that gives you peace of mind. You can remotely monitor your horse’s health simply through your phone and a bib/belt on your horse. So you can be with your horse 24/7!
Trackener allows you to see your horse’s location, activity, to its sleep patterns and even heart rate. You can set it to provide real-time alerts in case of any health signs that indicate critical problems. For things like early detection of colic, it can be a lifesaver!
You can also use it to track your exercises and sessions while horse riding and review your horse’s activity following them.
For £10 a month (in the UK) you can have peace of mind that your horse is healthy and safe! They’ll ship to anywhere in the EU and if you’re from another part of the world, you can ping them an email to enquire.
4. CrossCountry App
For the adrenaline junkies in the house - this one’s for you! It does what it says on the tin - it’s an app for those who do cross country and eventing.
You can record your cross-country course walk using smart GPS integration. For full competition prep, add striding, videos, photos and comments. It even gives you automatic minute markers.
You can even download guided course walks and check out courses from the app on any device. Wanna share them with your friends? Go for it.
It’s so good, even Olympians have used CrossCountry App. Although you don’t have to be a pro to work it out!
If you’re a country bumpkin, fear not. You can still use the app when you’re offline, anywhere in the world. All for just £14.99.
Another horse riding app for your peace of mind. Nightwatch is the first-ever “smart halter” and app combo, which allows you to monitor your horse, wherever you are, and wherever your horse is.
Never stress about your horse while you sleep. Set automated alerts for early distress signs like colic, foaling, and even being cast.
The leather halter with integrated technology tracks your horse’s movement, position, heart rate, respiration, and more. If anything is out of the ordinary, Nightwatch will buzz you!
It’s not for those on a shoestring budget though. The bundle including the halter and one year of monitoring starts at a one-off payment of nearly $1,000 in the USA. They also ship to Canada and have plans to expand.
Bonus: Horse Rider SOS
Horse-riding is a great way for us to get out and about to explore and enjoy the countryside but as riders we all know and accept that riding is not without its risks. Horses can be un-predictable. They can stumble, fall, spook and bolt, unseating their rider and leaving them injured - potentially isolated miles from home.
The ‘Horse Rider SOS’ concept is simple. It works by monitoring your activity while you ride - and in the event that you should fall off and are injured or unconscious, will send an alert to your chosen friends and family from your buddy list. This will have your exact GPS location along with your what3words location for an even quicker rescue.
All you have to do it open the app and click the ‘start’ button and your ready to go!
False Alarms - To avoid false alarms there is a built in fail-safe so that the alerts are only sent after a pre-determined and user-defined period of inactivity. Before the SOS is sent ‘Horse Rider SOS’ will warn you that it has entered ‘Alert mode’ and if it’s not a genuine emergency will give you the opportunity to over-ride it.
So now with ‘Horse Rider SOS’ you can ride alone safe in the knowledge that should the worst happen, an alert will be sent and help will be on its way.
Horse riding apps for all your equine needs
It’s time to pick up your phone, hit up the wifi, and get downloading! These are a few of the best equestrian apps that can help you with your horse riding, stable management, and competition prep needs. Make life easier with the help of a little bit of horsey technology!