Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine

WikiProject Equine
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Welcome to Wikiproject Equine, a common forum for discussing equine-related editing issues and guidelines. Join the discussion. The goal of the project is to create, improve and organize the best info on equidae and equine-related topics, to remove and patrol vandalism, and address all aspects of equidae, equine care, etc. All participants and supporters should feel free to place their name on the participants list below.


See Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine/Assessment for full details.

Editing activityEdit

15 edits Anne, Princess Royal
8 edits Quick Draw McGraw
8 edits National Finals Rodeo
7 edits Mustang
6 edits My Little Pony
6 edits The Fellow
6 edits Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
6 edits List of Professional Bull Riders Champions
6 edits The Horse Whisperer (film)
5 edits Great Kurultáj

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 24 November 2020 by HotArticlesBot.


Article alerts for WikiProject Equine

Articles to be merged

Updated daily by bot
  • Watch User:AlexNewArtBot/EquineSearchResult and tag new articles as necessary with project banner. Note: Not all articles on this page may be covered by the project, please do not tag indiscriminately.

Task forcesEdit

  • Horse breeds - aims to provide a full description of the various horse breeds. The task force provides guidelines for a consistent outline format, elements to include, and tasks needed to be completed.
  • Horse training - methods of training horses, and all the related aspects of the relationship between people and horses.


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Cleanup listingEdit


Many horse articles are tagged for having no references or inadequate references. There are also many stubs. Thus, improving the verifiability of articles is important.

There are over 3000 horse articles in Wikipedia, but no one can find them unless navigability improves. Thus, one of the goals of this project is to improve organization by use of wikilinking, categorization, use of "see also" sections

  • Organize categories and place articles within appropriate categories, improve overall navigability between related articles
  • Cleanup and streamline categories, propose excess categories for deletion, add new ones where needed
  • Add Equidae and WPEQ templates to all articles

Finally, many articles have assorted cleanup tags on them. Some of the major problems include an unencyclopedic tone due to one or more of the following:

  • Peacock terms, everywhere, especially things that sound like they came straight from ad copy.
  • Neutral Point of View problems. Remember WP:SOAP
  • Lack of sources. See CITE
  • Disorganization and its companion, redundancy.
  • No photos or inadequate photos. It is difficult to find free images, particularly of specialized items or activities. Active participants are urged to either shoot original photos or search free image sites (see WP:IMAGES for ideas) for photos. Upload to Wikimedia Commons if a free image, or use an appropriate Fair Use rationale for those that are not.

To do listEdit

  To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2019-05-21

This page lists articles to be created, cleaned up or otherwise edited within the Equine Wikiproject.


  • Universal Equine Life Number (or maybe Equine Identification or something like that). An important & rapidly emerging subject in the field of equine public policy, equine public health, and comparative international law (esp. conflict of jurisdiction issues). Lots of online info available, but much of it in French. See
Horse breeds

This section lists unwritten articles on horse and pony breeds. Please insert a placeholder in List of horse breeds when adding to this list. When article is created, add it to the List of horse breeds article under the proper category and remove it from this list. Additional articles needed may have placeholders within hidden text at the list of horse breeds

(For the Japanese horse breeds Kiso, Miyako, Toakara, and Tsushima, note some info at) "Country Report (For FAO State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources Process)", Editorial Committee Office of the Japanese Country Report, Animal Genetic Resources Laboratory, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan.

Pony breeds

For articles that need expansion, see Category:Horse stubs and Category:Equestrian biography stubs.

Editing and Cleanup

Dozens of articles have cleanup tags, but a few specific articles that need serious work are:

Need Images Many of the breed articles lack images. The ones tagged with a request are listed at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of horse breeds and Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of equestrians.

Orphaned articles in Equine 

Other Useful ThingsEdit

  • Invite active contributors to officially join the project
  • Tag articles with appropriate tags for wikifying, cleanup, stubs, etc. Better yet, edit the article to eliminate these problems!
  • Create appropriate merge proposals and redirects for multiple articles found on essentially the same topic
  • Patrol and remove vandalism in articles. Request semi-protection as appropriate. (Horse and Pony are permanently semi-protected due to near-constant vandalism)
  • Use the information located in the task force on horse breeds to add additional articles on horse breeds as listed above. (See also list of horse breeds, which has hidden text placeholders for articles that need to be created.)
  • Upload more images to Wikimedia commons and to appropriate articles. Also organize images for easier access in commons
  • Place WikiProject tags on talk pages to draw additional members and to allow fast linking to project page, improve navigation, and all the other good things that proper tags can provide.
    • Add template {{equine}} template to bottom of ARTICLE pages, as seen at the bottom of this page
    • Add the template {{WikiProject Equine|class=|importance=}} to TALK pages.
      • Add {{WikiProject Equine|breeds=yes|class=|importance=}} or {{WikiProject Equine|training=yes|class=|importance=}} to TALK pages of articles with the respective focuses of horse breeds or horse training.

Our new and improved project template looks like this:

WikiProject Equine (Rated NA-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Equine, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of articles relating to horses, asses, zebras, hybrids, equine health, equine sports, etc. Please visit the project page for details or ask questions at the barn.
  NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

If an article needs to be cross-linked to the Horse racing project, here is their template: {{WikiProject Horse racing|class=|importance=}} It looks like this:

WikiProject Horse racing (Rated NA-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Horse racing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Horse racing on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
  NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

Other templatesEdit

See Category:Horse templates for all known, active equine-related templates

  • Template:Infobox named horse – Used for articles on individual horses. Cut and paste to insert, then add additional information
  • Template:Infobox Horse – Used for horse breed articles only. Cut and paste to insert, then add additional information
  • Template:Equine placed into articles this way: {{equine}} – Nav template for general reference used by WPEQ consensus at the bottom on all horse breed articles. Should appear on all horse health articles, and seems to appear randomly on other articles as editors see fit. No firm consensus on use outside of horse breed articles, but current practice favors inclusion. Does not have to be altered for individual articles
  • Template:Equine coat colors placed into articles this way: {{equine coat color}} – Nav template to all known color articles, used at the bottom of color-related articles only. Does not have to be altered for individual articles.
  • Template:Horse equipment placed into articles this way: {{Template:Horse equipment}} For all tack and equipment articles, and those related to tack and equipment (new).
Stub tags
  • {{horse-stub}}
  • {{equestrian-bio-stub}}
  • {{horseracing-stub}}
  • {{horseracing-race-stub}}
  • {{Racehorse-stub}}
  • {{horseracing-venue-stub}}
  • {{horseracing-bio-stub}}
  • {{US-horseracing-bio-stub}}


 This user is a member of WikiProject Equine.


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlistEdit