In my non-horsey life (wait, there’s a such thing?), I work for a school of medicine doing business intelligence and analytics. Which is a fancy way of saying I play in Excel and SPSS and Tableau and Power BI all day and try to turn our huge data sets of operational, financial and other things into actionable information. Which is another fancy way of saying: numbers.
I play with numbers. I geek out on numbers. It’s no secret I freaking love medicine – working in healthcare is my favorite (for reals if you ever want to talk hospitals, medicine, health policy, come chat with a girl). Now I get to make decisions based on actual data.
I haven’t been cool enough to start playing with horse numbers yet, but I love reading those who have. So here’s my lit review (lolz no) of blogger and other data analysis type projects as they relate to ponies – and if you have more, send ’em my way, both for my entertainment, but also as a way to assemble data in one place for others who may be interested. These are just what I had saved or stumbled across.
- “2017 Show Season: Data” – A Enter Spooking
- “Data and Dressage” – A Enter Spooking
- “Deconstructing the Course Walk – Novice at Plantation” – Fraidy Cat Eventing
- “Does stadium even matter?” – Go Big or Go Home
- “Dressage Plots and Puns” – Fraidy Cat Eventing
- “Charlie’s Dressage by the Numbers” – Fraidy Cat Eventing
- “It’s in the Blood” series – The $900 Facebook Pony
- “East Coast vs West Coast Dressage: Who does it better?” – Zen and the Art of Baby Horse Management