The Stable Secretary Blog

Enjoy Winter with Your Horse – Out of the Saddle

  Give your horse a break. If you and your horse have a strict schedule for training and competing throughout the year, the colder months can be a great opportunity to give your horse some time off to rest and recover. While some people feel their horse can’t mentally handle down time of more than […]

StableSecretary Feature: Miley Friesians

  Located in Greenville, Ohio, Miley Friesians is a family owned business that operates their facility completely in-house. One of the largest Friesian horse breeding operations in North America, Miley Friesians co-owns two approved Friesian stallions, Tsjalle 454 Sport Elite Preferent AAA and Omer 493 Sport AA, as well as breeds a few select Barack […]

Tips to Organize Your Feed Room

The feed room is a vital part of a horse facility. It’s a place visited at least twice a day (although usually more) by a farm manager and staff. Whether your feed room is a corner of your garage or a full room in your barn, keeping things neat and tidy is important to ensuring […]

Improve Your Farm’s Financial Management with StableSecretary Professional

How much time do you spend sitting behind your desk staring at the numbers that sum up the workings of your facility? Bookkeeping is integral to keeping your horse farm running, but it can sometimes feel overwhelming and disorganized. While many professional facilities can (and should) hire a professional to handle the complex parts of […]

StableSecretary Feature: Grazing Fields Farm

Located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, Grazing Fields Farm is a historic horse farm owned by head trainer, Kathy Fletcher, and her husband, Mike. The farm focuses on showing and training horses and riders in hunters, jumpers, and equitation at the national, regional, and local levels. A former dairy farm, the facility now includes four barns […]

Apps for Equestrians & Barn Managers

Equestrians today understand the importance of monitoring health and training to better care for their horses, improve their riding, and prepare for competition. With technology changing daily, how do you know where to look to meet your expectations for top-of-the-line apps to let you reach and exceed your goals? Here are a few of our […]

Back to Schooling – Get the Most Out of Your Lessons

Whether you’re just getting back into a riding routine after summer vacation or have been doggedly working all season on improving in the saddle, incorporating lessons into your training plan means you get the opportunity to check in on your progress and benefit from the eyes of a more experienced rider. While taking lessons can […]

StableSecretary Feature: Stoneleigh-Burnham Equestrian Center

Stoneleigh-Burnham Equestrian Center is a part of the academic community at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, which educates females in grades 7-12 and postgraduate. The Stoneleigh-Burnham Equestrian Center is the first and only secondary school equestrian facility in the United States to achieve prestigious certification as a British Horse Society-approved Livery Yard, Riding School, and Facility.   Located […]

Seven Tips to Run a Top-Tier Barn

1. Take advantage of scheduling tools. Carrying around a physical calendar isn’t an option for most managers, which is why digital scheduling tools are crucial for optimizing organization. Keeping your appointments, reminders, and tasks all in one place will help you maintain a more regulated barn and allow you to plan your days and weeks. […]

Horse-Friendly Gardening Around the Farm

Every spring, home owners flock to greenhouses and garden stores to stock up on colorful plants to brighten their outdoor living – unsurprisingly, barn owners are often right there with them! Whether you have a green thumb or just love the look of a freshly planted bed outside your barn, we have a few suggestions […]

StableSecretary Featured Subscriber: The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run

The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run is located in the foothills of western North Carolina surrounded by incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property boasts 40 acres of vineyard and 200 acres of sanctuary that is home to over 150 special needs equines from miniature to draft horses.    Mary Adams, president of […]

Sneaky Spring Dangers for Horse Owners

Every horse owner knows the dietary dangers of grazing horses on lush, spring pastures, but many forget the other dangers that come with warm weather. Here are a few other issues lurking around the farm during the spring months.   Ticks If you live in an area that doesn’t see ticks often, count yourself lucky! […]

StableSecretary Featured Subscriber: Blue Wood Farm & Vineyard

  Located on 35 acres in New York’s Hudson Valley, Blue Wood Farm & Vineyard is a family-owned and operated business. Originally purchased with the intent of having a farm-to-table growing operation, Blue Wood’s steep terrain, altitude, and soil made growing produce difficult. Once this was discovered, for many years Boer Goats called Blue Wood home, […]

What to Expect in an Equine Lameness Exam

Most of us have experienced that heart dropping moment when your horse suddenly isn’t moving right. Whether it’s a slight misstep every few strides or finding your horse three-legged in the field, lameness is defined as any alteration to a horse’s natural gait and signals that it’s time to call your veterinarian. While many horse […]

StableSecretary Featured Subscriber: After The Races

After the Races is a 501c3, registered non-profit organization located in Elkton, Maryland, that rehabilitates and rehomes retired Thoroughbred racehorses into suitable, long-term homes. After the Races aims to promote the versatility and usefulness of the Thoroughbred beyond racing.   Founded and directed by Bonnie Hutton, After the Races is a product of her experience […]

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