Hi my name is Marie and I am the founder of Equine Blog Ireland, which is a site aimed at both online equine businesses and horse owners. Hopefully you can begin to browse the, by now growing library of resources and information. So on this page I want to explain the thinking behind Equine Blog Ireland or EBI, and hopefully give an idea of where I plan to go over the months ahead with this new venture.
A Blog Site about Horsey Stuff
I started Equine Blog from my home based in Donegal, in the West of Ireland. I am a horse/ pony owner (2 horses actually, although they both belong to my kids until it comes to mucking out, feeding or exercising). But I had noticed that whenever I needed information or horse products, or wanted to read reviews on anything connected to the horses it meant spending a lot of time on the internet, looking for online equine businesses, (which meant less time for feeding, mucking out or exercising).
I also found that each new search meant visiting lots of separate web sites depending on the topic; so feed was in one area, tack on other sites, ailments and injuries etc etc.. And I thought – wouldn’t it be great if there was one place that acted as a kind of hub for all these topics and where other horsey people could write or add comments based on their own experiences.
I also thought that as many horse owners are also working and therefore don’t have much time for research, what if someone did it for them – after all I am a researcher and writer by trade!
Equine Business Support
For the online equine business side, the internet is new and finding time to blog and attract customers is difficult, however using social media to promote your work is a vital part of business today. There are specific posts such as using twitter and managing social media through online platforms that you may find useful regardless of the size of your business.
For horse owners the health and well being of their animal is obviously crucial. There are posts on natural health websites as well as specific equine health issues such as managing hooves or managing sweet itch .
One of the particular interests that I have is in equine art, and that is reflected in the site through the art market and the article on horse artists. I am always on the look out to interview or write about local horse artists as well as promote equine art generally.
Equine Blog Ireland Newsletter
The thing about blog sites is that content tends to rapidly move out of sight, as newer posts are added. To prevent this happening too much and stop information becoming lost in archives, a periodic newsletter will be published and sent to your inbox if you wish to subscribe, by filling out the form on the right hand side.
Finally and most importantly this should be a point of interest for you and a place to share thoughts and ideas. It is also a place for online equine businesses and owners to link up and make those all important connections. I hope you enjoy it and become happy to participate and give me loads of ideas to follow up on. I look forward to reading your comments.
Marie – Equine Blog Ireland