Getting the Best from, navigating and using local riding.
localriding.com is 100% equestrian and completely free to use. It is growing and is now a very large equestrian resource with the sole aim of helping horse owners, riders and equestrian businesses find each other easily.
With that in mind we thought it was time we added a little help to make sure everyone can get the best from using local riding.
Of course, using local riding and getting the best from it differs depending on what you are looking for.
- Whether you want to promote your equestrian business
- Promote your horse shows and equestrian events … or find them
- Or if you’re a horse owner looking for information on horse health
- If you’re a rider looking for riding tips, information on dressage, showjumping or eventing
- Or if you want to find your nearest livery yard, tack shop, etc;
Finding Information and Promoting Your Equestrian Business
Use the tabs below to learn how using local riding to find and or promote equestrian services can be easy
Including your Equestrian Centre, riding school or other equestrian service on localriding.com
The best way for a business or equestrian facility to use localriding is to add details about your equine business.
Creating your own local equestrian business or service page is really easy.
- Register as an Equestrian Community Member
- Navigate to the ‘Add Listing‘ page. You will also find it under location maps and at the bottom of most location pages.
- Use the Equestrian Listing submission form to add details about your equestrian business, service or product. (Tutorial Video)
- Submit your information
- Site Admin will then manually review your details. If all is okay we’ll add them to the relevant section
Finding Information Using the Local Riding Site Navigation
in a large complex website such as localriding.com, which contains more than a thousand individual pages covering subjects from dressage riding to horse boarding in Florida; finding your way around and the information you are looking for requires a little bit of thought.
1. General Navigation Principles
Every webpage on localriding.com contains a variety of navigation options and you can use these to find the information you want quickly or to get back to a section you have already visited. (click image to enlarge)
PLEASE NOTE: All listing submissions are checked by a member of our team. Single line entries that don’t provide basic contact information will not make it through.
- Site Main Menu Navigation … is located at the top of every page and will take you to the start of each section. Hovering over the title will open the drop down menu and show more options
- Site Search Function … is located at the top right of every page. Use this to search for specific content or for all all posts & pages containing a word or phrase.
- Social Bookmarks … are located in the footer of most pages. Click to view our content on that social media platform. Click these icons to bookmark the current page using your preferred social media site
- Section Navigation …, where applicable is located in the page sidebar. Options available will change depending on the section visited
- In Page Navigation …, located in the top section of the page content, if the section has mutliple pages relating to the subject matter. Not all pages will have this, but for those that do this function helps the reader navigate through all parts of the subject.
2. Finding Local Equestrian Services …
LocalRiding is organised in a way that makes this relatively simple. so, as an example let’s say we want to find a farrier in Essex. I can do this in 3 ways;
- HOME PAGE: From the home page click on the ‘Horse Riding in the England’ menu option or
- SEARCH: Click on the Search Icon at the top right. Enter ‘Essex’ or Essex Farrier’ on the England Map to open the Essex section
- Click on the ‘Essex Farriers’ link in the right margin
Follow a similar path to find local information and equestrian facilities. Be it livery yards in Essex, England, Riding Schools in Perthshire, Scotland or Trail Rides in Kentucky, USA.
3. Finding Horse Health Advice or Horse and Rider Training Tips
Localriding contains a wealth of horse health advice and horse riding and training information. Some of this is specific to ridden disciplines such as dressage, showjumping and equestrian eventing and other sections cover conformation, the horse hoof, horse teeth, worms, etc;
There are various ways to locate this information …,
- Navigate Through Sections, eg; if looking for information on dressage arena’s click on the Dressage section and browse the section navigation in the right margin. If looking for worming information click on the horse health section and scroll through the horse health sections.
- Browse Section Home Pages, eg; have a look at the main Horse Health page and you will see that it contains links to almost all subjects in that section. Other sections have similar pages.
- Using the Site Search Function, simply enter the phrase or term that covers what you are looking for then click the magnifying glass icon or press return. You will be provided with a page listing all localriding pages that contain that phrase or search term and you can simply select the most relevant.
- Using the Sitemap, The localriding sitemap is an index of all sections and the latest pages within those sections and is very easy to use. Most sections have their own icon, which makes them easy to locate and simply clicking on the subject you are interested in will take you straight to that page or section
Using a combination of Sitemap and Site Search is probably the simplest way to find specific information, however it does mean you could miss other interesting information you may not know or have thought existed.
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If you’d like to help promote localriding and you have your own webiste then please link back to localriding.com using information and images on the link to Local Riding page.
Of course we don’t all have a website, but you can still spread the word by bookmarking your favourite localriding page using the social media icons at the top right of the page.