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Horse Pro
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2001 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Of all the available programs that I have had the opportunity to use. This one in my humble opinion is the best available for not only reproductive management but clinic, farm, show, training etc. It can be customized to each situation and I have found it to be very fast and data safe.


Equine Data Management System

Program Equine Data Management System

Supplier Equine Data Management Consultants

address 774 N Valley Hill Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098

phone 800 628-1526


web site

Years in business 16

Number of systems sold 1600+

Percent of systems still in use 99.4

Installation (Vendor, Buyer / CD, Floppy) V, B(usually 10 minutes) / F, zip

Training (Required / Recommended / Cost) unlimited phone training included

Help online y

remote y

800 number y

24 hours Mon-Sat 12 hours per day plus emergencies

on site / cost y / $75-150 per hour plus costs

cost if not on contract 2.50 per minute

Annual contract cost 20% of system cost per year

Update frequency yearly

Update cost (non-contract) 60 - 550

Additional software required none

Demo disc available n

References matched by practice type possible if requested

Cost of "Basic Package" single user 2400

Cost of basic multi-user package $3,000 + 75 per station

Cost of "Single user, Windows system with 1 yr. Support" *10 2400

Data conversion from other systems n

Native Windows System y

Operating systems

DOS DOS version available

Windows 3.1 DOS version available

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT y


mail merge via text file

client correspondence by many search criteria mailing labels by any criteria, other via ODBC *11

import abilities

support scanner n

export abilities *1

MS Word via cut & paste *4

MS Excel via cut & paste *4

Quicken / Quickbooks n

custom report generator custom made reports for each purchaser

print standard forms

coggins UD

health certificates n

EVA certificates n

rabies y

pre-purchase exams UD

custom forms

Discharge orders (Freeform / Pre-programmed) F / P

variable billing schedule y

split billing y up to 999

inventory y

individual truck n

income analysis reporting by geographic areas *5 y

different sales tax rates for different counties y

print W-2, W-3, 1099, 1096, 941 forms n

calculate payroll (or gross) for % based employee y


merge data y

in field invoicing y

have unrestricted access to all records y

reminders independent of sales *4 y

autodialer y

scheduler n

estimates y

bar coding n

medical records (Freeform, Templates) chronological or categorized

Single entry medical records y

searchable by diagnosis (diagnostic coding) y

Random searches y

Graphical images

business charts, graphs, etc. n

graphics in medical records UD

user editable

printed in reports

send across www to specialists

Batch processing y

Merge clients y

Merge animals y

Move animals y

Back-up (Automated, 3rd party) proprietary or 3P

Broodmare tracking (stallion/due dates/vaccines/service dates) y / y / y / y

Automatically maintain logs

controlled substances y

surgery y via custom reports

radiology y via custom reports

Special target for software equine, some mixed practices

Key to Footnotes:

*1 None provided, but custom routines easily written

*2 Group or individually assignable

*3 With workarounds

*4 Cut & Paste is a standard feature of all Windows software

*5 All programs have many income analysis reports including at least service provider and service type

*6 Most programs with batch processing create a list of treatments and apply the list to animals as they are selected from the database. In reverse batch system the animals are selected as a group and the treatments are applied one at a time to the group.

*7 Running DOS software under the Windows DOS emulator. This is not the same as being a true 32 bit windows program.

*8 Also allows e-mailed reminders

*9 Paradox (DOS) and Delphi (Windows) are database programming languages

*10 This is the "One check Question." The question here is, "Assuming I am a new user and buy all my hardware elsewhere and that I only want to write one check to your company and that I want a single user, Windows based system with at least one full year of support, how much do I need to make the check out for?"

*11 ODBC is "Open DataBase Construction" and is a standard which allows for communication between unrelated Windows based software programs

*12 DOS version available for much less

*13 Will allow remote data entry via barcodes with barcode module

*14 Includes accounting, boarding, medical records

*15 "UD" refers to a feature that is currently under development

Cézanne (
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2002 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I tried to purchase EDMS, filled out their questionnaire, sent them the $1250 to build my modules and never heard from them again. I called several times and when I FINALLY got a hold of a human they told me that thier current customers took priority and that they would send me my software when they "got around to it". Not exactly my idea of sound business practices. Not only is this a rotten way to treat a new customer but you have to wonder how they treat their current ones.

Needless to say I cancelled my order, got my money back (after several MORE phone calls and weeks) and we are now beta testing our own software creation.

Carolyn (
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


Let me know how your software turns out, I'm an Equine CPA looking for a good program to recommend to clients.

Susan L (
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like HorseTrak and use it for my breeding program. They will soon be releasing an updated version that sounds wonderful with an improved business section. This will be a free upgrade for people who buy now.
The support is wonderful and they even have an email discussion group which is moderated and questions answered by support.
I suppose if you wanted to join the discussion group you could see if this is the program for you! Here is the website, I use HorseTrak Gold and it does my breeding records, customer data base, pedigrees with pictures, health records, showing and billing.
I have tried other programs and this one is best, especially if you aren't a computer whiz! Very user friendly!

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 10:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know of a computer program that can be used on a Macintosh computer? If you do, please contact me directly at

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Posted on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

let me tell you about HorseTrak...they are the biggest rip-offs in the industry. I downloaded the program and TRIED to use it...full of bugs. Then they came out with an "upgrade". Installed it, guess what? It dumped ALL of the previous info that I had put in, I couldn't access my pedigrees, eventually figured out they were gone! Tried to get tech way. Tried to answer. Stopped payment on the program, THEN they tried to communicate. Too Late! My advice: Don't bother with HorseTrak.

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Posted on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 04:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rene Dudley has a great program that she's developed with the help of several farms. It's called HiMarks. We helped with the beta testing, we have over 230 horses on our place and I think it's a great program. Look at it here:
Have Fun.

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Posted on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi there,

I have used Herd Management 2000 Horse Edition and love it. It works great, I am terrible at keeping the info. updated regularly so that is my problem not the programs. Here is the link:

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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

EDMS is no longer available. the man who made it killed himself and therefore tech support is gone. it's a great program but we are looking into finding a new one for next season.

Josh G
Username: Josh_g

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Horse Pro - The list you have posted is indeed a very good do however need to be very careful as cezanne has pointed out. I understand that this topic is a bit dated, but am positive that there are many new programs available now.

Let us know what you had decided on, will you?

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Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello, I breeding horses in Russia and tried lot software for organize my stud. This is very big problem, because russian companies not doing software for animals. So, I think, if one company doing multi-language horse breeding software, its will great and open big east market. Most, what I like, this is germany "pferdescout software" This is the best (breeding, economic, organizer) and only one which understand russian alphabet. Just in german and also not interesting other languages.

GLA Performance
Username: Glaperformance

Post Number: 8
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, I need to find a good program. I currently manage 12 horses on my own personal property but a total of about 60 with more to be added next year. I've created my own but it's not a program, just a series of files placed in well organized folders.

Doesn't anyone know if there are trial versions of these different softwares?

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