Poll

Social Media Usage

What social media outlet do you rely on the most for horse-related pictures, posts, and information? (In the comments, please share how you use or don't use social media as part of your horse life).

Pinterest
5%
23
Instagram
2%
9
Facebook
66%
280
Twitter
2%
10
Other (please specify)
24%
101

Total votes cast: 423

Comments & Write-in Answers

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9/1/2014 9:33:40 PM

I am an author, former pro trainer, using FB to build audience

9/1/2014 8:54:21 PM

I rely on the Horse.com

9/1/2014 7:02:41 PM

I email my friends.

9/1/2014 5:19:14 PM

none

9/1/2014 4:44:00 PM

none of the above

9/1/2014 12:30:25 PM

Email subscribed mags, reports, equine news services, messaging from friends

9/1/2014 9:08:57 AM

Don't use any much. Prefer a direct source over opinion, except where I can't find the resource...th

9/1/2014 1:17:16 AM

NONE

8/31/2014 11:35:29 PM

I just use e- mail

8/31/2014 4:46:10 PM

internet

8/31/2014 7:45:02 AM

I read as many magazine articles posted as I can

8/30/2014 8:03:22 PM

All except for twitter

8/30/2014 12:47:18 PM

Look for health warnings, mounted shooting videos,

8/30/2014 8:26:53 AM

Only subscribe to lists. Twitter/FB people often have no appropriate filters.

8/29/2014 6:38:59 PM

I don't really use it...I could be with my horse not on the computer

8/29/2014 1:52:37 PM

emails such as this

8/29/2014 1:25:41 PM

I rely on books and websites think this one :)

8/29/2014 12:55:26 PM

Do Not share horse stuff on any public social media

8/29/2014 11:52:52 AM

chatting with other horse owners, viewing some funny pictures with text

8/29/2014 11:49:05 AM

I'm on a horse opinion group and many people share about their horse injuries and lots of info!

8/29/2014 9:32:04 AM

I find lots of intetesting articles on your website.

8/29/2014 1:13:35 AM

For information I use You Tube. Pinterest for Pics.

8/28/2014 8:30:14 PM

old fashioned, not on FB etc., emails, e newsletters & magazines & papers

8/28/2014 8:17:13 PM

just to connect with other horseowners and advocates

8/28/2014 6:58:10 PM

Equinesite Bulletin Board

8/28/2014 6:46:06 PM

Do not use social media

8/28/2014 5:17:21 PM

we post horses for sale on FB, and keep up with association news. Craig's List is the second best

8/28/2014 5:09:21 PM

and youtube

8/28/2014 3:14:13 PM

I don't use social media

8/28/2014 11:34:10 AM

Email subscriptions most, twitter second.

8/28/2014 11:07:00 AM

Only internet, no media

8/28/2014 10:44:04 AM

I use my barn time to GET AWAY from social media--no phone or texts. Just the quietude.

8/28/2014 10:23:21 AM

www.equineinmind.wordpress.com

8/28/2014 8:35:38 AM

Online Google search engine

8/28/2014 8:29:50 AM

Pinterest and Facebook

8/28/2014 7:39:53 AM

I don't have any of the above so use email

8/28/2014 7:19:32 AM

I use ParelliConnect.com. It's the social networking site for Parelli students.

8/28/2014 6:32:53 AM

email only

8/28/2014 12:56:10 AM

I use to read brief articles and no longer subscribe regularly to horse magazines.

8/27/2014 11:11:00 PM

i don't have an acct w/ any but public facebook for studs & for sale

8/27/2014 8:15:00 PM

newsletters & updates

8/27/2014 7:27:56 PM

internet only =Horse.com+horse stores ads

8/27/2014 5:52:21 PM

Clinton Anderson newsletter. He explains everything so anyone can understand.

8/27/2014 5:22:39 PM

I follow a Barefoot trim group on FB, but that's it

8/27/2014 5:13:55 PM

I get my fhorse info from emails from magazines & online sources.

8/27/2014 5:08:11 PM

I get onto Pinterest once in awhile and I've never used Facebook. I guess I need to become more mod

8/27/2014 5:08:02 PM

Just email and Google

8/27/2014 5:02:05 PM

Mostly to keep up to date with different organizations' activities and upcoming events.

8/27/2014 4:50:42 PM

Use emails for messages and pics.

8/27/2014 3:27:48 PM

My horse IS my "horse life"....not a stupid computer

8/27/2014 3:01:33 PM

Love to share pics and ask for advice on my wall as well as in groups!

8/27/2014 2:31:59 PM

It is a great way to find out about events or to advertise your own!

8/27/2014 1:53:25 PM

Google

8/27/2014 10:58:14 AM

Nothing that gathers information on me. I use information sources like this one.

8/27/2014 10:37:52 AM

Facebook to share pics with family, friends, and the breeder of one of my horses.

8/27/2014 9:44:46 AM

I keep up with my horse community on FB - events, health warnings, help needed, etc.

8/27/2014 9:10:58 AM

No social media influences me!

8/27/2014 8:52:31 AM

I rely on my email account with various horse related magazines. If I need specific info, google.

8/27/2014 8:38:59 AM

None...I guess I'm behind the times!

8/27/2014 8:33:41 AM

I do not rely on social media for information

8/27/2014 8:23:46 AM

I rely on veterinary/medicine/science based web sites and information.

8/27/2014 8:04:20 AM

I don't use social media; huge waste of time. I get horse info from TheHorse and magazines.

8/27/2014 7:09:01 AM

None... Look for articles, books, experts, etc...

8/27/2014 1:29:51 AM

We have a great chat board here in Northern California. I don't post much, justlurk and learn.

8/27/2014 12:07:44 AM

I don't use social media

8/26/2014 11:15:50 PM

I also use Google to look anything horse related up.

8/26/2014 10:31:52 PM

I have my own horse related business and us FB for that

8/26/2014 9:51:49 PM

Social Media is a waste of time.

8/26/2014 9:36:56 PM

I check out the Morning Feed's page every day.

8/26/2014 9:16:45 PM

YouTube and Google+

8/26/2014 8:34:42 PM

Google groups

8/26/2014 7:49:50 PM

e-newsletters, blogs, websites

8/26/2014 6:59:18 PM

Don't use. Also, no cell service where we live so landline only.

8/26/2014 6:29:27 PM

Don't use any of that stuff - waste of time

8/26/2014 6:22:42 PM

Online horse magazines & Medical Journals

8/26/2014 5:52:39 PM

Emails only--no other program(s)

8/26/2014 5:46:49 PM

Situations where horses must be sold, rescues, updates, recently help and updates for flood victims

8/26/2014 5:43:40 PM

Chronicle of the Horse forum, Bay Area Equestrian Network forum

8/26/2014 5:37:31 PM

They are all dramafests with more nonsense than useful information

8/26/2014 5:28:45 PM

I don't use social media for anything.

8/26/2014 5:24:33 PM

google

8/26/2014 5:16:31 PM

Internet searches, subscriptions to online magazines

8/26/2014 5:10:42 PM

Magazines, (Equus) THE HORSE on-line

8/26/2014 5:06:44 PM

the horse,aqha

8/26/2014 3:08:38 PM

actual horse websites not social media

8/26/2014 2:24:55 PM

Should be an option for more than one!

8/26/2014 12:51:28 PM

I use web searches to research subjects and to remain current with horse health and care issues.

8/26/2014 12:32:43 PM

I don't use social media PERIOD.

8/26/2014 11:41:22 AM

I don't use social media. Don't want the world to know my business.

8/26/2014 11:33:05 AM

Use Facebook only to keep up with friends. Email and internet searches for horse info.

8/26/2014 10:01:56 AM

Don't use social media.

8/26/2014 9:43:55 AM

don't do

8/26/2014 9:37:27 AM

I think FB is most useful--no character limits and most people and organizations are on there.

8/26/2014 9:07:13 AM

use mamma.com to find evrything I need to know

8/26/2014 8:36:54 AM

Don't use social media-I'm old fashioned-love magazines and books.

8/26/2014 8:29:22 AM