Some weeks ago, I sent an email to Ywonne Weltz, editor of The Horse's Hoof, asking her to consider to open a wiki for barefoot horse & related topics. As you know, it's possible, but very hard, to publish innovative ideas into Wikipedia, because it is a all-comprehensive enciclopedia, and a Neutral Point of View is mandatory. I (and you too I suppose) can't have a Neutral Point of View about our human-horse relationship style... better, we can do a major effort, but it's an agony.
Ywonne kindly and fastly answered me as usual - but she refused lacking needed time to approach so a huge project.
Wondering here and there into the web, I discovered http://www.ekopedia.org
, a wiki where a ecological approach is the core of the project and a peculiar, not
neutral point of view is perfectly allowed and encouraged. My home! There I can merge two from my three main interests: wiki and nature, and I'm working there a little. But... why don't try to add the third one, horses?
I searched for horses into ekopedia: nothing. So I wrote a message to Jean-Luc, the founder of the project eKopedia. Wiki is a strange environment, where all is public
... personal talks too, so here
any of you can freely read my talk with him.
Well, a couple of ideas for you.
1. I saw that a Enciclopedia project is running here, I ask your permission to use it as a source of data (obviously I will not "copy-and-paste", I'll use it as any other formal source, quoting it and merging it into reviews of other sources).
2. I invite any of you interested into ecology to take a look (consider that the project is small todate, it only grows with free contributions of active users) and to contribute into any field of you interest, if you like and if you can.
3. I'm going to introduce there something about human-horse relationship (I'll call it there "Equitation" just to understand what's the topic, but it will be something larger and different from equitation), any of you is invited to contribute. Keep into consideration that personal experiences can be reported
, if they are relevant, informative and if they teach something useful from an ecological approach to life. AND philosophy does.
Ekopedia is a multilengual project - fr, en, de, it and other languages are currently used; fr project is presently the larger one. As in any other wiki project - I have to tell you the truth - it is very difficult to contribute for a beginner
. This is well known, and you'll find lots of help by the community. Any mistake is fastly and friendly fixed by others. A special "wiki" mind is too needed, since contributors give their contribution under a free copyright - this means that anyone can edit it. Some people can't accept that their
own contribution can be edited and changed by any other user... well, wiki is not the right place for them, there are lots of other communication tools into the web, where personal contribution is saved from editing.