Appy hack­ing!

Your Horse (UK) - - HACK1000MILES -

Since the launch of #Hack­1000miles, we’ve re­ceived lots of ques­tions about hack­ing apps – which ones are the best, where to get them and what other rid­ers rec­om­mend. With that in mind, we’ve done a lit­tle in­ves­ti­gat­ing to bring you the top two, as rec­om­mended by #Hack­1000mil­ers al­ready on the go.

Gal­lop­ica

The Gal­lop­ica app can be used to track your ride with the help of GPS tech­nol­ogy. It’ll also cre­ate a map of your ride, to which you can add pho­tos. Joanna Hol­land, one of our lead­ing #Hack­1000mil­ers (she’s al­ready bro­ken the 400-mile bar­rier) told us that she likes the fact she can see where she is on the map as she hacks and that she can zoom in to the map to plan her next route. “I like that it shows on the map where you’ve had a trot or can­ter,” she says. “You can also take a photo and it’ll show on the map where you took the pic­ture.” Joanna’s only crit­i­cism is that hacks are tracked in kilo­me­tres and not miles.

Track­ener

This free app en­ables users to record every ride and even an­a­lyse how much you’ve ex­er­cised your horse in each gait (the team be­hind the app ad­vise that gaits are mea­sured by speed and, there­fore, might not be 100% ac­cu­rate). You’ve con­firmed that it works well and some of you have even taken ad­van­tage of the lat­est up­date on the app to link up with Brooke’s My Hackathon cam­paign – to ride 100 miles in 100 days to raise money for the char­ity. We’re all for that! Why not use 100 of your 1,000 miles for this great cause, too? Got a rec­om­men­da­tion not listed here? Let us know by email­ing get­involved@yourhorse.co.uk

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