Equestrian Influencers – Top 5 Equestrian Influencers on Facebook

Besides me (http://www.facebook.com/ThistleRidgeSkillBuilders)

In 5th place – IotaMc Hippus 

In his “About” Section he says,

 ” Be who you are – everyone else is already taken. Come and snark with me as I start my career as a cultural icon and pet therapist.”

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Iotamc Hippus

His Biography is very simple as you can see:

“I was born a small foal and grew. The I studied to become a therapy horse. I passed the test and now I’m looking to find some places to visit!

What I like about Iotamc Hippus is his daily posts. They are funny, though provoking and they make me smile. Take for example a resent post:

“The Lady’s in Chicago. Coho has an abscesses hoof. The grass is brown and brittle. And there’s a spider in my bucket. Happy freaking Monday.”

 ” I love all of you on this page, except for those who don’t have pet unicorns.”

His posts are fun and keep me interested. I often wonder What is IotaMc Hippus going to post today?

In 4th Place Summit Equine Nutrition 

Owner of this page Dr. Clair Thunes provides horse owners with valuable information concerning to horse owners and balanced nutrition for their horses.

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Summit Equine Nutrition

Her about page says, ” Summit Equine Nutrition LLC is an independent consulting company”. She does diet evaluations, consultations, testing, farm visits and ‘ will help you create an optimally balanced diet tailored to your individual horse. We are highly qualified, independent and unbiased”.

She provides professional information with fun interactive posts. She offers professional advice and help. Take for example”

“Laminitic horses with insulin resistance (IR) should NOT be fed grains like oats, barley, corn. Also be wary of feeds suggesting they are low starch as they may not be low enough in these critical situations. Got questions about managing IR? Ask away. ~ Clair

And balances it with a bit of fun, like this with her Wednesday word play:

“It’s Wednesday word play. Read the last word in the comment string and enter a new word as a new comment, the first thing that comes to mind. So for example if the word was navicular you might enter hoof. Last time we started with bale and ended up at trouble. ~ Clair”

In 3rd Place – Professional Equine Grooms

Liv Gude of Pro Equine Grooms provides valuable tips for equestrians and professional grooms alike. Her company created for professional equestrian grooms, as she says in her about page, ” We are a place for Grooms to share ideas, dilemmas, and professional advice with each other.”

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Professional Equine Grooms

You can count on Liv to provide valuable information about your show ring turnout and to support you in your grooming endevours. She give practical advice take for example”

“Another way to keep cool in the summer – selective clipping. I just clipped the underside of the necks and flanks for some A/C stripes. Helps a lot!”

In 2nd Place Pixel Graphix

With Carolynne Smith you can be sure to get what you wanted. With a by-line of ” Shouldn’t your advertising be as beautiful as your horses?” you can be sure that it will be.

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Pixel Graphix Designs

Carolynne has developed a loyal group of people who like her photos and graphics. Her Mission (from her facebook page)  is “To make beautiful advertising for our clients that creates a memorable and lasting impression.”

Carolynne is a great contributor and has created several time line cover  banners for several horsey related sites.

1st Place How To Market Your Horse Business        (HTMYHB)

How to Market Your Horse Business, hosted by Randi Thompson is the place to be if you have a horse business. Here you can meet, greet and get valuable tips on how to use social media, blogging and or course Randi’s speciality ~Facebook.

How To Market Your Horse Business

Loaded with tips and horse related interaction HTMYHB is the ” place to go to meet and talk with other people like us”. And by ‘us’ I think Randi means horse people.

Winner of many Social Media awards she has developed the HTMYHB not only for horse people but as she says in her about page, ” Though we are focused in the horse business, the advice, marketing tips, SEO, and promotional tips that are shared on How to Market Your Horse Business will work for any business”.

She hosts a ‘Friend Friday’ which is a free for all posting frenzy for horse people. just go to her Facebook HTMYHB site on friday and get involved.

Get involved and visit these pages and of course my page,

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http://www.facebook.com/thistleridgeskillbuilders for all your horse related training.


About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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11 Responses to Equestrian Influencers – Top 5 Equestrian Influencers on Facebook

  1. Thank you so much! We are honored to be selected and to be include in such an amazing group of horse people.

    Randi @ How To Market Your Horse Business

  2. Thank you so much for including my company, PixelGraphix, on you list!

  3. Ack! “you list” should be “your list. 😀

  4. Laura says:

    Thank you Carolynne…
    You always have great posts and your graphic work is very well liked. Thanks!

  5. Laura says:

    Good morning/afternoon Randi. These are the pages that appear on my top 5 likes on my ThistleRidgeSkillbuilders page. The day I posted it they changed. I read all of your posts, You offer such up to date information regarding the internet and social media. Thanks for posting your comment and I know you will see more of me on How To Market Your HOrse Business!

  6. Wow. I can’t believe you picked me! I love it! Often I’m just stuck in my stall with my battered laptop ruminating (figuratively — what am I – a COW?) about how to help people stuck looking at THEIR screens in THEIR stalls crack a smile. I LOVE it when I make a break-through. My fans are the rocking-awesomest. They love snark, love to hear the truth and sometimes even help me help needy horses. Ain’t it grand?
    I leave you with this:
    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it, do the other
    trees make fun of it?

  7. Thank you, Thistle Ridge, for this great listing and your explanations. I already followed all but one of these (and ALL soon), and very much agree with what you have to say. We have such talent in the equine community! Appreciate you taking the time to recognize these folks for their efforts.

  8. Laura says:

    Thank you Valerie. Getting valuable information from these high profile FB pages is fun AND informative. I agree we have talent in the equine community which we should promote and enhance and help ourselves.

  9. Laura says:

    Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a comment to us. I literally look for your FB posts because I (mostly) find them clever and amusing (in an eye rolling sort of way)
    Thanks and keep on Postin’


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  11. Laura says:

    Thank you so much for your comments and please keep on making people smile! We love what you do and look forward to your posts!


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