Being a person that had and sold an #analytics company, I realized a long time ago on how important data is to a company, especially a #startup. A little over a month ago, I officially released The Equestrian App and let it settle for a couple weeks while the last few bugs where discovered.
Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve been spending more time focused on getting the word out and it is awesome to look at a map with the registrations on it. Looks like I’m doing a heck of a job in the pacific northwest where I live! And, I’m getting close to getting a person in every state too! The amazing thing to watch is people using the app inviting other people to use it and connect to their horses.
I’ve been very focused on the United States of course, but the app is now being used in 12 other countries included Xàbia, Africa. I love it! Just amazing to see something you personally create being installed and used around the world in providing better care for horses. We ring the dinner bell every time there is a new user in a new country and state!
Enjoy the ride!
From the day-to-day stall management, boarding needs, leasing rules, training plan, veterinarian exams, farrier visits, and marketplace, this app can manage it all and more. We all want the best for our horses so we built “The Equestrian” to be that exclusive, one-of-a-kind app you can rely upon everyday for your horse’s health and pleasure.
Visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-equestrian/id1263719672?ls=1&mt=8 to download.
I’ve been having a great time building an app around a passion that I have, horses. But why build an app for Equestrians and is there a business there? Yes there is and let me tell you why.
I grew up on a farm in Minnesota and was around all kinds of animals including horses. As a small boy, the horses where big animals that were always curious and fun to be around. Then we moved to the city and left the farm life behind. That farm and country life never left my mind and after successful career in technology I’ve been fortunate enough to bring a little of the country lifestyle back into my life. With my sons off to college, we decided to add 3 horses to our lives. Crazy?
After having these wonderful animals with us everyday of our lives for a year getting to ride them, train them and just watch them in the pastures, it kind of like the dream story you always hear. But, in owning 1,300 pound beasts, you have to manage, feed and care for them too. That costs time, money and many other people involved.
So, what does any person that has been in the software business for 25 years do? You look for an app to help manage with all that. And I found exactly nothing that I would like to use. Oh, I found some 90’s looking applications, but basically nothing. So, I started out just creating something to help me manage around my barn. But once I got going and sharing with my new equestrian friends, many of them convinced me to make it so they could use it and connect to the horses too.
After doing my research, I found the following
- Over 9.2 million horses in the United States
- 7.1 million people in the United States involved in the equine business
- 1.4 million full-time jobs
- $112.1 billion dollar eonomic impact
Sure, this is no Facebook or Snapchat startup opportunity, but who is even trying for that anymore? Sometimes looking in odd places develop great new business opportunities if you structured it right for the audience. It’s powerful and allow people to stay connected in the care and enjoyment of these wonderful horses through an app on their phones.
visit https://equestrianapp.com to see it.
More to come. Patrick
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