Of course, where would high tech in the equestrian world be if you couldn’t follow the FEI?
You’ll find several official FEI apps available online, including FEI Sport and FEI TV on the Go, so you don’t have to miss a minute of your favourite competition!
Try the FEI SportApp where you can get a deeper look into your favourite athletes and horses with access to their results and biographies. You can even follow your favourite disciplines and find out where FEI events are happening near you.
Search “fei sportapp” to download for free.
2. Manage Pasture and Feed
Want to know whether your horses are using all of their turnout space or if you should change your fencing? Consider giving Trackener a try.
While this device can also monitor your horse and send data to your mobile phone, another feature is that it can track where your horse has been 24/7, so you have a better picture of grazing habits and energy expenditure.
3. Stay Safe When Riding Alone
If you fancy going out on hacks by yourself, consider what might happen if you should become unseated and suffer an injury in a fall.
Horse Rider SOS is a unique app that tracks your movement. If you stop moving, it sends an alert to a prearranged contact person and lets them know of your location for a rescue.
Not just for recreational riders, Horse Rider SOS is ideal for large equestrian property owners too.
4. Help with Rugging
Not sure if you should rug your horse or not? Orscana clips to your horse’s rug to send you information about the horse’s temperature and humidity beneath the fabric.
If you detect sweating, you may decide it’s too warm for a rug. Orscana also sends weather forecasts based on your location and lets you know if your horse is moving around a lot in turnout, another indication a rug may be unnecessary.
5. Watch Your Horse in the Night
Nightwatch calls itself ‘the world’s first smart halter’ and was designed to send data to horse owners who are concerned about colic, foaling, or their horse being cast in their absence.
Great for horses in transport too, Nightwatch monitors your horse’s vital signs and behaviours, alerting you via mobile phone or email if there is a change that could indicate a problem.
You’ll know how many times your horse is up and down, how often it rolls, and how fast its heart is beating at any hour of the day or night.
6. Map Your Eventing Course
If you’re an Eventer or an avid Eventing spectator, CrossCountry App may be just what you need.
This app lets you record your course with GPS, add photos and striding, and include minute markers.
You don’t need a mobile or Internet connection to run it, and you can use it to share courses too.
Utilised by Olympic gold medallist Ingrid Klimke, you can also plan courses and train riders with CrossCountry App.