Decide ahead of time if your horses will be used by outside instructors and what the fee structure will be.
Finding the right outside equine trainer or riding instructor is as important as having the right tax structure established.
Here are five tips to help you get the most out of a face-to-face interview with a potential horse farm or stable job applicant.
When sorting through resumes make sure you know the qualifications you are looking for and the keywords that indicate experience.
Stable Management's Finding the Right Employee series is designed to give horse farm and stable owners tips on finding and keeping the right person for your equine operation.
Here are some ways to keep your boarding or lesson facility clients engaged with non-riding activities that will keep them connected with your equine business and their barn friends until spring arrives.
Winter can be a great time to introduce newcomers to horses, or to meet community leaders and businesses for spring equine outreach.
Take advantage of winter's less hectic time to help your equine business flourish throughout the year.
If your stable or farm is looking for different way to reach the community, PATH Intl. might be able to help you get started.
A spreadsheet is the simplest database you can create for your business. A well-planned spreadsheet can be used to track trends and can serve as a storage area for critical information about clients, finances, veterinary care for specific horses, training hours and more.
Here are 10 Tips to help you get a jump start on making your business more profitable in the new year.
Driving a horse trailer is significantly different than driving a passenger vehicle or sports car down the road. As a horse transporter, you have the responsibility to make sure the trip is safe and comfortable for the horses in tow as well as for the other vehicles on the road.
Before loading up your horse and heading down the road, include a horse trailer flooring check as part of your pre-trip inspection.
Trailers make it possible to get to the show, lesson or trail head. Safety and functionality are the most important features of any rig, but today’s horse trailers offer endless options to showcase your style and provide all the comforts (and maybe more) of home.
It takes a small village to operate an equine-assisted activities and therapies facility. From providing basic care for the horses to helping with scheduled therapy sessions or completing special projects (putting up hay, fixing fences, building stalls), volunteers are central to a center’s success.
Warm summer days are drawing to a close and cooler, damper, snowy winter weather looms in the not-too-distant future. Use your time wisely as fall approaches to create a routine that offers “you” time while also prepping your barn for the cold months ahead.
The optimal “emergency fund” savings account should cover six months' to one year’s living expenses.
In honor of Labor Day, we are dedicating a series of articles in September to savings and retirement options for those who work in or own equine businesses. This is the first in the series.
Consistency is key with inventory record keeping. Each item that is recorded into an inventory list must be identified.