With technology advancing more rapidly every year, modern devices and inventions have change just about every type of industry and activity, including horse riding and care. While technology sometimes gets in the way of just enjoying life, there are many cases where it can be incredibly useful. For example, now you can bring along portable GPS systems of phones that track your location every time you take your horse out for a ride. This can be lifesaving should you fall and hurt yourself or even just get lost. Not only can you contact someone for help, but also someone can find you if you go missing. You can even take things a step further by implanting your horse with a microchip that can keep track of its location.
When it comes to horse care, modern medicine and devices are helping horses live longer and healthier lives. Veterinarians now have portable x-ray devices that can instantly display results. In the past, x-rays would have to be developed in a lab, which could end up taking hours or even days. Now if there is something wrong with your horse, you can find out immediately. This ensures they receive the proper treatment they need right away.
While things like portable x-rays and microchip implants may not be the norm for every horse owner, they are gradually becoming less expensive and more widespread. Only time will tell what the future holds for horse care and riding technology. Have you learned about any new types of technology that are benefiting horses and their riders? Let us know today and keep checking back with our blog for more news and updates!