The web site redesign is complete! The most recent redesign that was completed was back in 2019, but it was just a facelift. The backend software was outdated which left the site open to security risks and increased errors. Shutting the site down for a short period of time was necessary to bring the site’s software up to date. The site has now been redesigned from the ground up. All user information has been scrubbed, so if you had an account on the site before, you will need to rejoin on the “new” site.
The design and the software may have been updated, but the mission to provide affordable advertising hasn’t changed. Since Florida Sporthorse first launched in 2006, we have been offering Florida horse owners free photo listings to promote their sale horses. This concept has not changed. Florida Sporthorse is still offering free listings, with some added listing bonuses that were not available on the previous site.
New to Florida Sporthorse is the addition of the Florida Horse Business Directory. Florida horse business owners will now be able to add business listings to the site. Barn owners, photographers, feed stores, farriers, etc can add their businesses to the site, for free, to promote their business. This is just another way Florida Sporthorse is sticking with the mission to provide affordable advertising to the Florida horse community.
The Membership feature is also new to Florida Sporthorse. Unless you are a member of Florida Sporthorse (which is free), you will not be able to view listings, add listings or contact advertisers. Membership adds another layer of security to Florida Sporthorse to protect advertisers from spam and/or tire kickers.
Social media has grown since Florida Sporthorse was launched in 2006. Facebook groups has become a popular way to advertise sale horses. Facebook has been policing these groups and flagging, deleting or hiding sale posts, which has caused sellers to come up with creative, if not silly, ways to try to fool the Facebook bots. If your post doesn’t get flagged as a sales ad, your post can get lost in the sea of other sale posts. Florida Sporthorse gives your sale listing a home base to direct sellers to, and believe it or not, not everyone is on social media. Don’t let buyers not using social media miss out on your sale horse.
I would like to thank all of you that have been with Florida Sporthorse since the beginning. This site is for you! Thank you all!!! Let’s get some horses sold!!