HorseRiderSOS designed to make hacking and handling horses safer, when working alone, was the idea of specialist trainer of young and problem horses Michael Peace.
“I am probably more aware of the dangers of working with horses than anyone,” says Michael Peace. “After all, many of the horses who come to me for schooling have very serious behavioural problems. Like most riders, there are times when I am the only one at the yard and while I am very careful to keep safety my priority, accidents can and do happen. One of my clients fell off her horse miles from home and was unconscious for over an hour…worst of all, nobody knew she’d even fallen off! Luckily some hikers found her and were able to call for help, but now she always uses HorseRiderSoS.”
Simple to use, you just activate the app before heading off on your hack or when you’re working with your horse and there’s no one around. You can also use the Facebook link, so you can tell your friends where you are going with your horse.
Your activity is monitored in ‘tracking mode’ as you ride or move around, and in the event of you becoming unseated, injured or unconscious, the app recognises when no movement is felt for a set time and will enter ‘Alert mode’ and send a message to your chosen ‘Buddy’ with your location, by text, email and Facebook. Once ‘Alert Mode’ has been activated, the rider is notified and is then able to over-ride the system with a small movement if it’s not a genuine emergency.
Thanks to the GPS capability of your smart-phone, once an alert has been triggered, your exact position can be detected so that you can be found without delay.
You can now ‘Buy a 24/7 Buddy’ with the British Equestrian ID Service ‘BEIDs’ who will hold your medical records and contact details of friends and family (you must register your details with BEIDs, to get the ‘Alert ID' Number to enter in to HorseRiderSOS).
Note: SMS messages can currently only be sent to UK mobile numbers.
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