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.
Your clients should know that there are legal ramifications for failing to pay fees for boarding, sales, lessons and more.
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.
Spring has sprung. Even with longer hours of daylight, there’s never enough time to fit in all the work that needs to be done on a horse farm or stable. Try these five timesaver tips to get through your day more efficiently.
The ground is thawing, the birds are chirping and the daylight hours are getting longer. Spring is the time to make repairs, freshen up the property and begin any new projects before summer arrives. We have 10 tips to help you get started.
Cold-compression systems are one type of therapy that stables can consider. Cold-compression therapy aids in maintaining healthy tendons and ligaments post-exercise.
Plate vibration is one therapy that you might consider adding to your farm or stable to offer clients more services, and add another revenue stream to your business.