LOVE OF HORSES
LASTS A LIFETIME
Equibuddy offers owners peace of mind. A horse is a great investment. Owners invest time, money and emotions in their horse(s) and want to know that the horse is being managed to their standards whether or not they are present.
The application is mobile to support all of the above, horses and desks do not go together! As a mobile application, owners and equine professionals have 24/7 connection to the horse and its information which means emergencies can be managed more efficiently on the one hand, but also that they are free to boast about their horse within a safe, secure community whenever and wherever they are.
To improve horse welfare – everything is documented and traceable, a history is created for the horse with specific behavioural traits, likes and dislikes all detailed for everyone in its community to understand. Equipment that fits the horse can be detailed for future reference, specific bridle pieces or saddles sizes are so important to its balance and back care. Feeding can be specified –how much does he/she get fed, what type of food suits them, have they any allergies or been exposed to food that has upset their system etc. These are just the basic elements of caring for a horse, but so important to have reported on their behalf when they move around or are sold on.
- Improve horse welfare
- Reduce the time it takes to manage care for your horse
- Help horse owners enjoy their horse
- Facilitate learning
- Create better care records
- Ensure you have a passport at your fingertips
- Organise photos direct to the horse
- Enable effective communication
An inspirational and ground breaking app.
After years of owning and working with horses I have come across so many issues between owner and horse that have been resolved through my plan, do and review management system. These issues have spanned the entire gamut of horse care from managing fear that is inexplicable to dealing with a horse’s refusal to participate in an event to being unable to connect as horse owner and horse. Equibuddy is here to give every horse an identity, from a passport to a clear history with all the events in its life clearly documented and communication shared between the community that cares for the him/her. Equibuddy makes all of this easy to achieve. I want every owner to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are doing the best for your horse, making your horse the best it can be and achieving all of this in a supportive community.
As a Chartered Physiotherapist and BHSAI, I have worked with horses for over 40 years including time as a physiotherapist at the World Horse Welfare UK Rescue and different Rehoming Farms. I’ve seen many cases of neglect, abuse and helped so many owners who were struggling to understand their horse’s needs that like Jenny, I want to share the knowledge and experience I have. Just using the wrong size of saddle can cause problems for a horse in the long term. There are so many different aspects to a horse’s welfare and Equibuddy will help educate owners and improve the welfare of horses around the world. I hope it enables owners to support, develop and care for their horse the way I know they want to.
At equibuddy we aim to take the work out of paperwork. With technology giving us more ways to manage the folders upon folders of work, accessing a document or aligning a document to a horse that you own has never been easier.
Our team has grown from the founders Jenny and Jo to a dynamic group of people with in the UK and elsewhere concentrating on delivering even more features to the app users whilst also developing our CoreUI that provides membership systems to clubs and practice management for vets and other professionals.
We are based in the UK and have people working for us in Australia, Canada, Spain and the USA.
We have users from all over the world.
After years of owning and working with horses I have come across so many issues between owner and horse that have been resolved through a plan. I know this as the “do and review management system”.
I have seen issues that have spanned the entire gamut of horse care from managing fear that is inexplicable, dealing with a horse’s refusal to participate in an event and being unable to connect as horse owner and horse.
Equibuddy is here to give every horse an identity. Begin with storage of a passport document and progress to build a clear history with all the events in a horse’s life clearly shared between the community of people that provide care.
Equibuddy makes all of this easy to achieve. I want every owner to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are doing the best for your horse, making your horse the best it can be and achieving all of this in a supportive community.
Jo is a a Chartered Physiotherapist working with horses and riders of all levels from hairy ponies with Pony Club riders to international athletes. Jo gained a wealth of experience in managing re-habilitation cases after injury and optimising horse/rider partnerships and performance at all levels in most disciplines.
As consultant Equine Physiotherapist for World Horse Welfare Jo has seen way too many neglect cases in both in the UK and abroad. Many cases where the suffering of the horse was wholly unintentional arising from a lack of understanding by the owner, or lack of communication between the professionals working with the horse.
Jo became a founding member of equibuddy to improve horse welfare, facilitate learning and enable communication between the many professionals and enthusiasts who she knows all care passionately about doing the best from the horses.
A CTO and consultant with 20 years leadership experience in business across software, finance, media, legal, and global corporate sectors. Graeme initially advised equibuddy from a distance and became a member of the team in 2017 to deliver the current application and take the business to a new level.
Graeme achieves results through innovative and sometimes unconventional approaches to decision-making, leadership and team development and he continually seek to improve technology and process, develop individuals and differentiate a business or product from its competitors.
The equibuddy app and the associated central systems lay the foundation for some great products and there is so much more in the pipeline.
Stuart is a developer with over 15 years experience. He has worked on applications from corporate business to education building interfaces and data systems used by senior managers, field engineers and kids.
Like Graeme and the other developers, it has been a long and interesting learning experience to know what horse owners and cares require and to build an app that works as well off-line in a remote field as it does on-line on the desktop in a veterinary practice