The Stable Secretary Blog

Deworming Horses

If you were to ask 100 people- from veterinarians to trainers- about the best treatment for deworming horses, you will most likely receive a plethora of differing responses. How to deworm horses is a topic that has had many opposing recommendations over the years. Before we get into deworming horses, let’s first discuss the issue […]

Streamlined Record Keeping

We all want to be organized, right?  It’s no fun to search for a Coggins in a cluster of random dusty papers, or to rifle through old text messages to figure out who got shod when…  Enter Stable Secretary, the easy-to-use barn management software created by horse people who understand how hard it is to […]

The Future Is Here

Equestrian Payment Solutions We have teamed up with Equestrian Payment Solutions to make billing and payment easier for trainers, barn managers and their clients.  Robin at Equestrian Payment Solutions helps trainers and managers to set up their accounts to accept credit cards. Clients appreciate the convenience and ease of paying their bills online, and business […]

Newsletter March 2016

Dear Stable Secretary user, Welcome to the first edition of the Stable Secretary Newsletter. Our newsletters will notify you of software updates, share tutorials, and point out other resources to help you manage your barn easily and effectively. Enjoy!   Referral Program: Refer someone to Stable Secretary and get money back! Receive a $25 credit […]

Are you ready for Winter Circuit?

Winter circuits start in January all across the world. The main winter circuits in the United States are HITS Thermal in California, HITS Arizona, HITS Ocala and the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, and the Gulf Coast Winter Classic in Mississippi. Horses and riders have warm weather options for showing from coast to coast. There is so […]

What is the best strategy to keep your horses worm-free?

I received a wide range of responses when I asked some Stable Secretary users how they deworm their horses. Many barns deworm all of their horses every 6 to 8 weeks, rotating between different dewormer medications each time. It is common for people on the show circuit give a Panacur Power Pak to horses that […]

Tips from the Experts: How to Keep Horses Sound

I asked several Stable Secretary users who are respected and successful barn managers and trainers to tell me what they think are the most important elements to keeping their horses sound. Their answers were remarkably consistent. Every person cited the importance of factors such as: – good footing; – a proper and consistent fitness program; […]

A Guide to Winter Circuit Mondays

During the busy show season, Monday is a sacred day off for busy trainers and barn managers.   It’s a day to rest, regroup, and do something different.   Sometimes, you still have to go to the barn to care for the horses, or meet the farrier or vet, but hopefully it’s only for a few hours. […]

Stable Secretary releases enhanced features, welcomes new partner

Stable Secretary releases enhanced features, welcomes new partner In today’s world, multitasking is no longer a skill – it’s a requirement. From riding multiple horses to teaching lessons, keeping track of blanketing and turnout, farrier visits; vet appointments and more, trainers and barn managers have their hands full. StableSecretary.com founder Kate Rice knows that life […]

Best Practices for Shipping South

For a lot of horses, it’s time to head South for the winter. Sometimes, a long trailer ride from cold weather to hot weather is hard on horses – they can become dehydrated, colicky, and can get shipping fever. I asked a few respected trainers and barn managers how to avoid health problems for their […]

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