Connect to your horse or pony
Let us know which are your horses and ponies. You can connect to more than one. This creates a connection between you and your horse on ScotEquine.
Put your horse or pony on the map
Let us know where your horse or pony is, by using the mapping function and pinpoint on the map. This provides us with the current location of your horse or pony.
You can connect to your horse by entering the UELN (Universal Equine Life Number) found on your horse’s passport. If your horse’s passport data is available to the ScotEquine pilot, it is displayed. You are asked to confirm that this is the horse you wish to connect to. You are then connected to your horse.
If your horse’s passport data is not available to ScotEquine, you are asked to input some details and connect to your horse.
You can now pinpoint where your horse is, by using the mapping function. Initially, by using your postcode, a map of the locality is presented. You can then adjust the map, if need be, and pinpoint the whereabouts of your horse or pony.
On the mapping function; you can move your horse, and give your fields, paddocks, or yards, nicknames for ease of use.
You can then record the moves of your horse or pony, as and when required.
A free ScotEquine Card for each horse is available on request during the ScotEquine Pilot. The photo of your horse is chosen by you. The only details on the card are those of your horse.
Scanning the QR code provides a route into the website. The data returned and the actions allowed are determined by your connection with the horse on the card. Scanning the QR code, when you are next to your horse, allows us to pinpoint the new location, and for you to quickly record the move.
At ScotEquine, we recognise that a horse or pony can have more than one person involved in its day to day upkeep and ownership. Each horse can be connected to a number of individuals, ‘the team’ and each individual can be connected to many horses.
For example, a member of the team for a horse can see all information and notifications relating to that horse and are able to move the horse.
When a change is made to the location of the horse or a new team member connects – each team member gets a notification via email or text. There is also an activity listing shown for each horse that shows the history of all changes, who actioned them, and the notifications sent.
If the horse you have selected has already been connected to a member, then you are offered the option of joining the ‘Team’ for that horse. All other team members are sent a notification, letting them know that you have joined. If this is incorrect, after checking the UELN you have entered, please contact ScotEquine support.
ScotEquine research is managed by SAOS in partnership with the Scottish Government.