Category: News and Press Releases

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. […]

Understanding Equine Insurance

Whether you just bought a horse and are curious if you should get it insured, or are a facility owner looking to protect yourself in a world where people hand out lawsuits like candy on Halloween, navigating the world of equine insurance should be top of your to-do list. Conduct Research Insurance coverage is specific […]

StableSecretary and ehorses Establish Partnership to Further Benefit Equine Industry Professionals

StableSecretary and ehorses announced a partnership today with a shared goal of improving the equine industry’s practice of horse management, sales, and purchasing across the globe. With decades of experience in the industry, Kate Rice Nilan created a barn management software system, StableSecretary, to assist trainers and barn managers with their equine record-keeping. The online […]

Stable Secretary Featured Subscriber: Wasatch Sport Horses

Located in Eagle, Idaho, Wasatch Sport Horses is an equine enterprise specializing in hunters, jumpers, three-day eventing, and dressage. Owned by Stephanie Goodman and  Joshua Sylce, Wasatch Sport Horses develops horses and riders by putting good horsemanship, stewardship, and a love of the sport, at the forefront of everything they do.   Hard Work Gets […]

StableSecretary Featured Subscriber: Harris Hill Farm

Harris Hill Farm, owned by Jennifer Bliss and Deywi Rodriguez, provides a boutique environment for horses and riders focused on competing in the hunter rings. Opened in 2017 in Loxahatchee, Florida, Harris Hill Farm is composed of a mix of up-and-coming young horses, seasoned Hunter Derby competitors, and talented Amateur riders.    Jennifer grew up […]

Are You Suffering From These Barn Management Woes?

Running an equine operation can be challenging, but having a tool like StableSecretary can help ease the burden and provide management support where you need it!   Struggling with Team Communication? Many barns enlist the help of employees and working students to run smoothly, however, a larger staff (often working different hours) can mean an […]

Prepping for the Great Freeze

The leafy, lush trees lining the pasture’s edge are quickly giving way to bare branches, and your green pasture often starts out the day with a coat of silver frost. This can only mean one thing – winter is on its way! Whether you keep a couple of horses at home or manage a large […]

StableSecretary Announces Several New Features

For Immediate Release   New London, NH – October 2021 – StableSecretary announced several new features this summer to better serve horse owners, trainers, and managers with their stable management strategy. The company frequently asks for feedback from users in an effort to continue to meet the needs of equestrians in the evolving equine industry.  […]

Building a Better Athlete Through Equine Therapies

The high-level preventative and recovery treatments that used to be reserved for horses in the strings of upper-level riders are becoming more widely available to competitive horses of all levels. As research and understanding of performance and recovery in horse sports improves, there has been greater use of treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic […]

Stable Secretary Featured User – Stone Columns Stables at Elmendorf

Located in the rolling hills of Lexington, Kentucky, Stone Columns Stables at Elmendorf Farm is a haven for horses in all life stages. The facility provides a comprehensive retirement program, layup and rehabilitative services, a breeding program, as well as a young horse development program for show horses. The property also has historical importance as […]

Ear Plugs – To Use or Not To Use

Ear plugs, most commonly seen in the hunter ring, are an often brought up topic at shows. If they can be used is regulated by the rules of the discipline at the level of competition, however when they should be used is another question entirely.  Ear plugs for horses are usually soft, squishy (and sometimes […]

Tips for Memorizing a Course

Whether you’re riding in show jumping or cross-country, many equestrians struggle with remembering their course under the stress of competition. It can seem simple when glancing at the course map, but the turns come up quickly and it’s easy to lose your way once in the saddle. Luckily, we have a few tried and true […]

Stable Secretary Featured User – LCH Equestrian

Located in Ocala, FL, is a 10-acre farm with a 12-stall barn, beautiful pastures, and a pristine arena where riders can practice dressage movements under a gorgeous sunset. This is Sunflower Hill Farm, the home of LCH Equestrian, run by dressage trainers and sisters Lisa and Catrina Hellmer.     Growing a Business LCH Equestrian […]

Simplify Your Summer with These Six Barn Hacks

  If flies are wreaking havoc on your horse’s legs, but he constantly removes or destroys expensive fly boots, it may be time for a bit of creativity. Grab a pair of tall old socks (knee-high crew socks work well) and make your own inexpensive fly boots! Cut the toe off the sock and then […]

Stable Secretary Featured Stable – Sudley Farm, Home of Blue Clover Eventing

Located in West River, Maryland, Sudley Farm is home to Blue Clover Eventing, a training, and competition program run by Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride. With a long list of career highlights and an even longer list of client reviews overflowing with positive recommendations, Valerie’s high expectations for herself and her horse management program are paying off. […]

Caring for Horses in the Summer

Every season has its concerns for horse owners, but summer can push many horse care experts to the limit when it comes to keeping horses cool, fly-free, and hydrated. Whether you’re caring for one horse or thirty, these tips can help keep you sane when summer management demands even more time and energy. Some horses […]

Stable Secretary Success Story: Cornell University Equestrian Teams

Joanna Novakovic has been leading Cornell University’s Equestrian Teams as head coach since 2014, and has been personally involved with horses for 32 years. Novakovic is a United States Hunter Jumper Association certified trainer with a history of excellence in showing and horse care. Her coaching has brought the Cornell Equestrian Team an outstanding record […]

Stable Secretary Essentials: Taking Horse Vitals

Many skills required to manage a barn can be learned on the job, but there are a few essentials every barn manager (and horse owner) should know. Understanding how to take a horse’s vitals and what’s normal for each horse in your care could mean the difference between life and death when a horse is […]

Stable Secretary Success Stories: Poulsen Dressage

Ruth Hogan-Poulsen has been involved in horses for the last 50 years, starting with her first pony ride and lesson when she was 5-years-old. Since then, she has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals as well as her Freestyle Gold Bar, and has been named a 4* rider on Centerline Scores.     […]

6 Tips for Keeping Your Horse at Home

  If you’re used to boarding your horse, it can be a big change when suddenly you’re responsible for all of his day-to-day care. Scheduling feed and hay deliveries, managing vet visits, and coordinating the farrier are just the top of the list items that you’re now responsible for handling. Do you know when your […]

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