Diary of an Equine Mum

Sunday, 16 October 2011

I Thought I Would Blog About My New Baby!

Well I thought it was about time I blogged about my new baby...not a real baby silly! My new baby which is my new project hay-net.co.uk. It's all due to writing this blog that I started back in the summer that I struggled to find other equine blogs. There didn't seem to be a central place/site/network where you could find other blogs in the equine world. There is mumsnet (brilliant site which I wish I had that 16 years ago) for the mums, veg gardeners UK etc amongst many others in the hobby world but none for people that blog about their life with horses!
There are many equine forums out there but none where you can blog, promote your blog in the UK. There are thousands of equine blogs together with some networks in the USA. So I decided to set up my own. This has not been an easy road as I have never delved into the technology side of things especially to do with a social network, in my life!
Well I have been totally consumed with this over the last 6 weeks. I have been overwhelmed with the members who have joined and are using the network. There is such a variety of riders and horse owners out there doing such marvellous things with their horses. What I like about Hay-Net and I can be biased is that we are all every day people running our working and family lives to then fit in looking after and enjoying our horses. I have read many "celebrity horse riders" blogs which are interesting but they do get an immense amount of help, physical and financial. These two things are something that the every day rider has to battle with.
Anyway it's early days with the network and it is evolving all the time. I have some exciting things in the pipeline and my head is constantly buzzing with new ideas for the site. So please if you have taken the time to read this post (which I am very grateful for) please come along and take a look at http://hay-net.co.uk/ and even better come and join in!


  1. What a great idea, I will definitely be taking a visit. It will be nice to connect with other people like me that fit looking after two horses in around a full time job. It can be quite hard going especially in the winter so it will be nice to know i'm not alone. Good luck with it all. Hannah :)

  2. Hi Hannah - thanks for your comment and yes its all a juggling act as you know! Yes come and have a look or better still join up at hay-net.co.uk :0)