Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine

WikiProject Equine
CategoryWikiProject Equine
Portalicon Horses
Wikimedia CommonsCommons:Category:Equus caballus Equus caballus
Userbox{{User WikiProject Equine}}
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AssessmentWikipedia:WikiProject Equine/Assessment

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.

Assessments edit

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine/Assessment for full details.

Editing activity edit

36 edits Appaloosa
17 edits Laurentia Tan
14 edits Laminitis
10 edits Belgian Draught
9 edits Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo
9 edits Tawleed
8 edits Zebroid
8 edits Friesian horse
7 edits Belgian Warmblood
7 edits Running at the ring

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 6 December 2023 by HotArticlesBot.

Alerts edit

Article alerts for WikiProject Equine

Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Good article reassessments

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 forces edit

  • 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.

Parentage edit

WikiProject Biology
WikiProject Tree of Life
WikiProject Animals
WikiProject Mammals
Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine
WikiProject Agriculture
Wikipedia:WikiProject Equine

Related WikiProjects edit

Cleanup listing edit

Goals edit

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 list edit

Other Useful Things edit

  • 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:

 Equine NA‑class
 This article 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.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment 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:

 Horse racing NA‑class
 This article 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.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.

Other templates edit

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}}

Participants edit

 This user is a member of WikiProject Equine.

Tools edit

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.