Three Apps Every Barn Manager Should Try

Apps on your mobile device can help you find goods and services that your horse business might need.
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Apps on your mobile device can help you find goods and services that you need.

Take your business to the next level with the help of technology. Whether you’re looking for a low-cost advertising outlet, a gait analysis tool or a way to streamline your bookkeeping, one of more the solutions highlighted here can help.

Equine United

What it is: A mobile directory that connects horse owners and equine professionals.

How it works: It’s a free download from Google Play and the App Store and works off a phone’s GPS software. The user pins a location on a map of the United States and sets a mile radius from that point. Then the app generates a listing of clinics, farriers, veterinarians, dentists, chiropractors, trainers, horse hotels, transportation, boarding facilities and feed stores within the specified area. Professionals can be listed in the directory for $3.99 per month.

Horse Side Vet Guide—Equine Health Resource

What it is: Do you have questions about horse health? This searchable app includes a growing database of equine health info and is conveniently available “horse side.”
How it works: The app is available in the App Store and Google Play stores. It costs $4.99 to download. It contains dozens of high-quality instructional videos and other resources that provide practical advice, suggested skills and questions to discuss with your veterinarian. It’s not a substitute for local veterinary care and it cannot anticipate or address all the subtle variations and unique circumstances associated with horse health.

Equo Equine Transport

What it is: Essentially, it’s Uber or Lfyt for horses.
How it works: Social media is filled with requests for moving horses from point A to point B. This app connects barn managers, owners and trainers with a ride. The app allows users to request a ride from any starting location to any ending destination within the United States and Canada. It provides a free quote. There is a screening process for drivers that includes a background check and approval of the rig that will be used.