Streamlining Your Stable Management
Whether you are managing an expansive boarding stable or just a few boarders on your property, it certainly never hurts to improve and streamline things. Here are some tips for streamlining your stable management.
1. Get Organized and Stay Organized
A cluttered barn can lead to a cluttered mindset for everyone. Take a day or two to organize things around the stables and make sure that all staff members and boarders are up-to-date with the changes.
Stable organization doesn’t have to just pertain to tack, supplies, feed, and tools. You can also investigate how you can improve staff shift, farrier and veterinarian appointments, and lesson scheduling, as well. Optimizing the scheduled times that people will be moving in and out of the barn or using the arenas is a great way to avoid overcrowding or miscommunication.
2. Make the Most of Your Down Time
We certainly understand that as a barn manager, there isn’t much downtime in your day. But every once in a while, we all have those slow days when we have an extra bit of time to sit and chat in the aisle or scroll on our phones in the riders’ lounge.
Make the most of your time; if you find yourself chatting with some riders or trainers in the aisle, grab a broom and help sweep up, top off water buckets, or pick out a nearby stall that looks like it could need a bit of extra attention.
Rather than sitting and doing some mindless scrolling on your phone, consider cleaning up the lounge a bit, or taking the time to make sure that the stable bathrooms are clean and well-stocked.
A strong and well-functioning stable thrives on communication. Keep an open line of communication with your staff to avoid scheduling issues or important jobs left undone. Make sure you stay in touch with riders and boarders so they understand your expectations, and vice-versa.
4. Go Digital
There’s nothing quite worse than a stable office that is overflowing with old or unorganized paperwork.
Boarder applications and contracts, invoices, health records, feeding schedules, and general notes are all absolutely crucial aspects of stable management, but they tend to stack up quickly.
Going digital with Stablebuzz means that you will never again have to scramble for that piece of paperwork that you could’ve sworn you just had in your hand.
Stablebuzz proudly provides the following stable management features:
- File Management
- Expense Tracking
- Reporting and Surveys
- Horse Management
- Release Forms
Stablebuzz: Best Stable Management Software
With the information you have learned here, you should have a thorough understanding of how to streamline your stable management. Ensuring that things are fully optimized ensures that you can take advantage of a relaxed and organized environment.
When it comes to the administrative management of your stable, Stablebuzz is here to help. Stablebuzz is an intelligent and comprehensive software that is designed to cut your administrative work in half and simplify all aspects of stable management.
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