The idea for the Horse Report System was born from a simple question – how could a busy trainer, with many horses in his or her care, easily communicate about a horse’s progress with a remotely-located owner? The developers of the Horse Report System knew firsthand about the frustrations of trying to provide this information, despite the availability of cell phones and email. From there, the vision expanded: what about the ability to maintain demographic data that would be needed for competitions?
Anne Millman combined her lifelong passion for horses with her professional career in healthcare when she created the Horse Report System. For humans, good healthcare is patient-centered, with all members of the care team having access to the same information and sharing the same goals for the patient. Anne translated this idea into the equestrian world so that all the members of a horse’s ‘care team’ are on the same page. After many years of discussion among her friends in the equestrian community – from amateur owners to professionals at the elite levels of sport – she began to refine the idea for a web-based portal that would facilitate communication between owners, riders, and trainers, allow for tracking and trending of a horse’s progress, and provide a secure place for storing a horse’s demographic and health information.