The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wrapped up its final full day before 170,000 attendees head home. There were tons of technological breakthroughs on display. Some of this year’s items on display included wearable tech for horses. An Ireland based company Horseware Products and Taoglas have teamed up to develop a special horse blanket with an electronic monitoring device that is to be attached with velcro. When connected over a cloud service with the Horsepal app, it allows the user to monitor almost every aspect of a horse’s health.
“The horse is a valuable animal,” said Dermot O’Shea, Joint CEO of Taoglas. “Not only the monetary value but also in terms of how much love people have for the horse, so they want to know how they’re doing.”
The app is useable on many different levels, making it practical for anyone from a veterinarian to a horse trainer to use. It can also be used by a concerned horse owner. And, because the data is cloud-based, the app user can access that information from anywhere in the world.
“It’s fed real-time to the cloud,” said Tom McGuinness, CEO of Horseware Products, “so you could be on your horse (anywhere in the world), and someone in America could know what you’re doing.”
McGuinness says the Horsepal app and monitoring device should retail in the neighborhood of about $500.
This app and gadget are a welcome addition to the animal technology world. This will be a great way to monitor the health of one’s horses. After reading about it, you can go to the products page on RHMEquine.com for a wonderful arrangement of equine blankets, English saddles, Western saddles, English saddle pads, Western saddle pads, as well as feeding and watering supplies, and buy the winning jockeys some gifts. If you are shopping on this website, you are already halfway there.