Hoofbeats In Heaven
Horse Loss Support
Welcome to our
webring, dedicated to the horses we have loved who have gone on ahead. Here your memorials to your equine companions are met with respect
and appreciation for the bond you shared. We understand the void of your horse's physical absence. By celebrating
their lives through our memorials, we fill a part of that void
by acknowledging the gift we were given of having shared our lives with a
very special horse.
A webring creates a circle, or ring of websites that share the same theme.
They enable the website owner to be part of a family of sites about a subject
that is near and dear to their heart. Our Hoofbeats in Heaven webring links
together our horse memorials and horse loss information. It creates
a safe haven of support for members and visitors alike who have, or will
be, experiencing the loss of their cherished horse. Whether you have an extensive
web memorial or a brief tribute, you are invited to join our ring. In
place of, or in addition to a memorial, we welcome horse loss
information that helps one prepare for the loss of their
horse and/or support after the loss.
You can't love and connect with a horse and not know what spiritual
beings they are. No matter what our individual idea of heaven may be, we
know that our horse's spirit never dies. All you have to do is listen
to your heart and there it is...that sound that keeps your horse close and
brings peace to your spirit...that cherished sound of hoofbeats
|This is what your Hoofbeats In Heaven
must look like on your
page with your own site title.
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|Equine artist, Kim McElroy, has
permission for The Messenger to
serve as our ring image. Image
may not be altered or reproduced.
A webring links websites with similar subject content together
in a circle, or ring. When you visit one site, you can then click on the
webring image to go to adjacent sites in the ring - and - if you do it long
enough - you end up back at the first site you visited. Webrings ensure
that you are visiting actively maintained communities of webpages. Each
site in a specific webring displays identical code and graphics to facilitate
Webrings provide benefits for both visitors and site owners:
Visitors find related sites together into easily explored groups that
they can quickly and easily navigate by areas of interest. In the
case of the Hoofbeats in Heaven webring, you can visit our family of
horse memorials and horse loss information. There is no need to endlessly
return to search engines to find additional websites about the topic you
are looking for. Just click on the webring link to continue on to the
next horse loss site. For site owners, webrings are the best way to
receive visitors to your memorial. Your site receives not just random
hits, but hits from people actively seeking information about horse
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1. Your website must include a memorial tribute to your horse. It
can be long or short, extensive or brief.
Your website includes horse loss information that helps one prepare
for the loss of their horse and/or provides support after the loss.
You must already have either of the above on your website to join
the Hoofbeats In Heaven webring. If you do not yet have a memorial on your
site, we can post a tribute to your equine companion for you on our Hoofprints
On My Heartsite.
2. The url of your memorial that you submit for membership
must be the same url on which you place the Hoofbeats in Heaven html
ring code (the ring graphic shown above).
3. Because our ring was created to pay tribute
to your horse, we would very much like our webring to be placed
on the memorial page itself rather then on a page of webrings.
This makes sure that visitors expecting to find your horses's memorial
or horse loss information are taken directly there.
If however, you decide you only want the ring on a webring page, that
page MUST have an easily found link to the memorial/horse loss information
visitors are looking
4. Since Hoofbeats in Heaven will bring your memorial many visitors,
your site must be working correctly; graphics and animation can
be seen, menus work and links are active. Special effects must be able
to be seen by the majority of computer users and do not crash browsers. If
your site is not finished but is currently "under construction", please
wait to join our ring until your memorial is
5. Your Hoofbeats In Heaven ring graphic must not be altered or appear distorted on your memorial
page. Comparing your ring graphic to the sample above will show you
exactly how the graphic is to
6. Please place your html ring code on your site within 7 days
of submission. After 7 days, submissions are automatically removed from
the webring queue. You are welcome to resubmit your site when you are
7. It is important that members keep their ring information current. If your
site url changes, and you do not update your information, or do not
let the ring owner know of the change, a portion of the webring will
become disabled and your site will need to be removed from the ring.
E-mail addresses also need to be kept current. You can easily
access/edit your information from the menu above or write
the ring owner with your updated
8. If your horse's memorial and/or horse loss content is part of a larger
site, the content must be family-friendly and appropriate for children to
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1. Click on the 'Submit Your Memorial for Membership' link in the
menu above and enter the required information. Failure to fill out all
information will prevent us from being able to activate your membership.
To make it as easy as possible for you to join, below is a description
of the information you need to supply.
Site Title = The name of your memorial page
Site URL = The URL (address/location of
your memorial site; ie: www.myhorsesmemorial.com) that you will place
your Hoofbeats In Heaven ring graphic on.
Site Owner = Your name
EMail Address = Your e-mail address
Year of Birth = Only the year is needed. This is because, by law,
you must be 14 years old and older to join a webring. If you are under the
age of 14, you may not become a member.
Password = Any word you choose to ensure no one can access
your ring information but you or whoever you allow to have your password.
Keywords = Words that best describe your memorial. Keywords help
visitors find your site in a search. For example, "horse memorial, horse
tribute, horse, equine," etc. are all good descriptive words to help your
site appear in the proper search directory.
Site Description = A description of your memorial site.
2. As soon as you submit your memorial, you will be given your
html ring code. Copy and paste this code into the page of your memorial
within 7 days of submission.
3. Save the e-mail that includes your Ring ID, Site ID and password as you
will need this information should you ever want to edit your site
4. When you have placed your html ring code on your page, your
site will automatically be placed in the webring queue. The ring
owner will make sure that your ring graphic is working correctly and will
then add your site to the ring.
You're done! It's that easy to become a member! If you have any
questions, please e-mail the Ring Owner for assistance.
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It is each member's responsibility to keep their site information
current (ex: change of url and/or e-mail address). Failure to notify
us of a new url (site location) means no one will be able to visit your site. It
also means the ring will have a dead link which will disable a portion of Hoofbeats in Heaven. As a result, your site will have to be removed from our ring. To prevent this, keep your information updated and/or get your html
ring code, you may log in below. Thank you for your consideration!
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