A horse profile is where the world can meet your horse and get to know all about it through a selection of fun tools and the latest updated content, bio, photos, diary, comments, and horse relationships - family and friends. A horse profile could be described as a central social hub for your horse: it allows any member to browse your horse's entire photo album and diary, post comments for your approval, give treats, and use an array of tools to exchange friendship and knowledge.
As a registered horsemart member, you may create as many horses as you wish. We recommend that you create one profile per horse.
Members can exchange private text messages at any time. You can read and easily manage your messaging history in your account area. Oh, and don't worry about missing anything: we will immediately send you an e-mail whenever you receive a message. You can always choose not to be notified, in your privacy options.
Your horses can send any other horse a buddy request, which needs to be accepted by that horse's owner. When accepted, both horses become buddies. This allows you to create your own community within horsemart, and makes it easy for horse buddies to develop fun relationships and make new friends! By default you will be notified by e-mail when you receive a buddy request - this feature can be switched off in your privacy options.
When you really like a horse, article, etc, just add it to your favourite stuff and you will be able to quickly check out any updates through a handy shortcut. You can find these shortcuts in your account area or in the QuickLinks™ - that's the little "drawer" gadget at the top of every horsemart page, to the right of our logo - our treat to you.
We love horses , and horses love treats. Show how you feel about them. Give them a treat, there are several to choose from. When viewing any horse you can see which treats have been given to that horse. You can give out one treat per horse each day to keep it fun and healthy!
You can quickly send an e-mail (or as many as you wish) to a friend with a direct link to the horse you are currently viewing. Go ahead, show-off your horse or tell someone about a horse you know they'll love!
Have something to say? Just want to show that you were there? Post a comment on the horse you are viewing. After approval by the horse's owner, your comment will be available to all visitors. Please keep in mind the general rules of netiquette.
As you have probably already noticed, any photo album on horsemart is associated with a horse. When you first create a horse profile, you are asked to include (upload) a photo of your horse. This photo will identify your horse throughout the horsemart global community, and can be changed at any time in your account area. You can, however, add more photos - as many as you like, whenever you want. This is all it takes to generate a photo album for a horse! Photos can be added or removed in your account area, under "edit horses> photos".
A few technicalities: don't worry about the size of your pictures, we will scale them down for you. If you are on a slow connection, it might be a good idea to upload smaller / lighter versions of your image files (remember to keep backups!). We recommend that you use a maximum of 1 Megabyte per image file for a smooth upload process. The only requirement is that you use images in one of the following file formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG.
If you have more than one horse, you can create a horse profile for each of them and still keep them all under one roof, whatever the breed. This feature allows your horses to always show up together and still have their own profile. Just like home.
What if animals could talk? Now they can! With a little help from a friend, of course. horsemart makes it easy to share it's activities, experiences, trips, adventures, fun or important facts and thoughts! In short, this is the place to let your horse get social, share and speak out!
Among many other things, our horses award us with unique bragging rights, and it feels good to have others sharing our enthusiasm. That's why your horses have a space for others to post comments, subject to your approval. Comments are public, any visitor will be able to read them although only registered members are allowed to post, so you will always know where they come from. You will be notified by e-mail when any of your horses receives a comment for approval (you can turn this off in your privacy options).
This are really super-duper, well… special awards! Unlike treats, special awards have to be earned from somebody who bought them using hard earned Vivas! They range from Champion to Crush, and all come with an exclusive background to match.