Aug 142013


Keeping up with the times, The Equine Independent is now on Twitter.

You can follow us on @equindependent (the full name was too long, even without “the”!)

You can also hashtag equind if you have any comments related to us (TEI is about elephants…)

Jul 122013

Just checking over the site as administrator, I noticed a couple o f draft articles lurking. They actually go back a couple of years but for some reason never got to the point where the “publish” button actually got pushed! So, with profound apologies to the authors – and I’m sorry, I don’t know who you are, except one of you is Suzanne – I shall do the honours and push that button…

May 292013

Well, after some puzzling, scratching behind the ears and much file copying, The Equine Independent now has a new home.

As you can see, there is no change in the internet address, no change in the layout and no change in the (original) content – I hope! However, under the skin, one or two changes have taken place: firstly, the site is being hosted in the Netherlands now rather than the UK; secondly, new subscribers have to give more details about themselves when subscribing (name and email address are obligatory) – this is an attempt to avoid the silly scamming addresses that populate the internet; thirdly, I am attempting to purge the user list of these silly addresses.

Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule for identifying false addresses and I am having to go on intuition. This could mean your humourous/daft/personally appropriate/special address does not pass my human spam-filter and will be deleted. Please do not take it personally – just reregister giving the required information.

Thanks for your co-operation, and thanks for your patience the past few months that the site has been somewhat dormant. Things should start to pick up again very soon – already two or three articles are in the make or on their way to the editor.



3 June 2013
I have discovered that the theme used for The Equine Independent has not been updated for a long time. It has therefore become less compatible with the latest – and safest – releases of WordPress. For this reason, I have found it necessary to change the look of the site after all – I hope there are no objections; I have tried to implement a clean and easy to use theme.

It will take a few days to insure all the (most recent) articles have their photos coupled in the intro texts but that is a minor problem and will not detract from the article itself.