Facebook Gathers 3,000 Fans

Social media is an important part of the way horse owners, trainers, managers, veterinarians, and others connect today.'s Facebook page has broken the 3,000 friend barrier, illustrating our success in trying to be where our users want us and supplying them with the horse health, care, management, and welfare information they want and need! Facebook page isn't just a "post-it-and-leave-it" spot; News Editor Erin Ryder and other staff members sort through the more than 15,600 articles and other items Web site and post them to our Facebook page to make sure our Facebook fans are kept informed and up-to-date with important news, features, and discussions. They also respond to queries for information when appropriate.

"While other equine-related Web sites have a Facebook presence, is using this as a means of reaching out to the equine community and helping horse owners stay up-to-date with news and information," said Kimberly S. Brown, Publisher of The Horse brand. "We believe in listening as well as disseminating information, and I think that is what makes us part of the horse community."

"Hitting this milestone confirms something we all know; that horse owners love their animals and connecting with other like-minded people," said Ryder, who also presents the weekly Ryder Report video show on "'s Facebook site is a great place to do just that, with daily news updates, blog postings, videos, fact sheets, and polls inspiring feedback and discussion on a variety of topics."

Please visit and join the 3,000-plus others in the horse industry who follow news and information from via Facebook. And give us feedback on how we are doing, and what else you would like "The Horse Herd" to do to help you stay better informed.

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