Before running a sessions, go to Stable to set up your Horses, Locations, and Worktypes.
Go to Stable and select Horses. Click the + in the top right corner to add a horse. Only add horses you personally own or have primary management of. If you’re riding a friend’s horse and they have the app, request a Connection (see below) to avoid duplicating data.

In the Stable menu, create a list of Locations where you most often ride. To do so, click Locations, then the + in the upper right corner. For example: Home, Trainer, Park. You’ll need to have these options pre-loaded to run a session. This will enable to you see a summary of how your work sessions vary by location.

Also from the Stable menu, define your most common Worktypes. This will let you filter your master list of session summaries by the type of work—for example, hacking, conditioning, trot sets, canter sets, jump school.

A Connection is a way to share a Horse. If you own a horse, but a friend or your trainer also rides it, you would use a Connection so any sessions ridden on that horse end up on one central account to give the Owner full visibility of that horse’s workload. A Rider will be able to run sessions on a Horse managed by its Owner. Owners can specify which of their Horses are visible to specific Trainers. A Trainer can view live and saved sessions on connected Horses.
Attach Bluetooth transmitter to the breastplate, neck strap, or grab strap on the saddle. Add lube to top (shorter) electrode and place under the saddle pad, on the horses back. Placement of this electrode can be tricky, but it seems to stay best when placed right below the dip of the withers under the panel of the saddle. It can also be placed further back under the saddle, closer to where your thigh would rest. Add lube to the bottom (longer) electrode and connect it to the girth of the saddle. We like this electrode to be low on the horse, right above the heart area. See a video here.

The electrode set comes with two rubber connectors. One is generally large enough for most girths. Be sure to tighten the girth to keep the electrodes from slipping. Too much movement of the electrodes can cause unwanted heart rate variations. The wires can be pushed under the saddle, between the saddle and saddle pad, or they can be left alone.

For more on troubleshooting monitor issues, click here.

Click Session on the bottom navigation, then New Session. Use the drop-down menus to specify the Horse, Location, and Worktype. Then just hit the green “Start Session” button. You’ll see a GPS dot confirming your location. Once your session has started, swipe left to see a running counter of the session.
When you complete a ride, hit the red “End Session” button. You’ll have the option to store the session locally or upload it. If you’re in an area with poor reception, store locally and upload once you’re within WiFi or 4G range.
On the app, go to Session along the bottom navigation, then click on Session History. You’ll see a list of all sessions. Click on the session you’d like to view to see summary data.

To see the full session data including the map and heart rate graphs, log onto the website above and select Sessions from the drop-down menu.

In the Stable menu, click Connections, then the Share icon in the top right corner. Search for the name of the user you’re trying to connect to. When you find the right person, click their name and hit the “Offer Connection” button. Once they accept the connection, you’ll be able to share Horses and session data.
KER ClockIt relies on your phone’s GPS to calculate speed and location. It includes algorithms to minimize the effects of GPS variation, but indoor arenas (or other canopies, such as dense tree cover) may interrupt the signal and reduce its accuracy. Newer phone models are generally more accurate, and GPS boosters can also be used to improve signal.

The speed recorded by the app is only as good as the phone’s GPS. This means that the speed the app records may not always be 100% accurate. It will be more accurate if:

  • You have a newer phone. GPS technology is continuing to improve with every phone version and is therefore are better at recognizing your location and velocity.
  • You are outdoors. Being inside a building (ie, an indoor arena) or in a deeply wooded area can affect the accuracy of the GPS monitoring.
  • You are in an area with good signal. This will improve the ability of GPS to decipher your location and velocity.
It is essential to have a good connection when beginning and ending your session. This is not necessary to have throughout the whole session you are riding, although it may increase GPS accuracy. All data is stored to your phone during the session and is uploaded to the website when the session is ended and there is an internet connection. If the session fails to save, you will be given the option to retry. Try to find somewhere with an improved internet signal and retry saving. Don’t turn off the app, as this will lose the data.
Sessions sometimes take a long time to save or upload, especially if it was a longer ride. The app takes data every second throughout your ride, so it has a lot of information to process. Just leave it to do its job in a place with a good internet connection.
KER ClockIt Sport works on iPhones with iOS 7 and up and Android devices. We do not recommend using the app with iPhone 4 and below, as the built-in GPS function will not give reliable data.
The KER ClockIt Sport app will be free for all users. Paid subscription levels will unlock additional reports and features available on the website.
Project coordinators are available to assist and answer any questions at [email protected].