written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 2/4/2011
Go horse back riding with iPhone apps. The Horse Rider’s Trip Plan app lets you notify friends of your riding route and displays a map of the terrain. Other equestrian apps for iPhone include the Horse Connection Magazine app, the Equestrian Guide, Equibase Racing Yearbook 2010, and Equestrius.
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The EquiAgenda app displays horse information in an easy to navigate interface. This equestrian app for iPhone features a calendar that keeps track of events related to horse care and competitions. Simply list the horses you own in the My Horses section and include a description of the horse. Record the dates and time for vet appointments, medications, grooming, and shows in the Agenda section. Browse through a selection of beautiful equine photos taken by Paula da Silva. The EquiAgenda app is available at the iTunes App Store for $3.99.
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The Equestrian Guide
Look up the definitions of equine terms with The Equestrian Guide app. With over 1,000 entries, this horse app for iPhone is the definitive reference for horse enthusiasts. The various breeds of horses are listed and described, along with the equipment, health, and a host of other issues related to horses. The app is arranged like a glossary, and finding a term is convenient with the search function. This is a great app for riders, trainers, and veterinarians. The Equestrian Guide app is available at the iTunes App Store for $1.99.
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Equibase Racing Yearbook
Keep track of your favorite race horse with the Equibase Racing Yearbook app. This horse racing iPhone app displays video highlights of several races including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. Results from the Breeder's Cup and North American Thoroughbred graded stakes are provided as well. View results charts that contain details of the race, including a recap, order of finish, odds, and horse descriptions. The app also has a search function that lets you find information about your favorite horse, jockey, trainer, racetrack, or race. Download the free Equibase Racing Yearbook app at the iTunes App Store.
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Another app to take horse back riding with iPhone is Equestrius. It is a handy guide for horse riders and trainers. The app is designed to keep vital information about the horse, including the horse's weight, height, breed, and health. The Contact Tab is for phone numbers, addresses, and emails addresses of vets, farriers, and trainers. It is linked with the contacts and email applications. The app will message you about upcoming vet appointments and medications that are scheduled into the app. Also, there is a section for reminders, where you can record things to do and be reminded later through Apple's push notification services. The Equestrius app is available at the iTunes App Store for $4.99.
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Horse Rider's Trip Plan
Horse Rider's Trip Plan app is designed to inform fellow riders or friends of your riding routes. Plan out the details such as the route, scheduled departure and arrival times, and the names of riders that will join you. Set the email address and the course of action to take if you aren't back by the scheduled time. The proposed route is displayed on a map for easy viewing. It is an essential app to take horse back riding with iPhone. Another way to navigate through unknown terrain is to use a handheld GPS designed for horseback riding. The Horse Rider's Trip Plan app is available at the iTunes App Store for $2.99.