Stable Management... Know the Basics
Ok...Now for some Stable Management, and tips on your arrival at a new yard...
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Or keeping your horse at grass
..So you have bought your Dream Horse, have maybe experienced many
seen quite a few different Breeds of Horses but now you are faced with a host of new experiences to get your head around.
Whether you are keeping your horse at a DIY Yard or a Full Livery Yard, you will need to know some facts about horses and all about general care and horse health.
Your new horse will need full attention and commitment, every day. She/he will be as nervous and excited as you are. This also means unpredictability. Be on your guard...anything could happen!
Our recommendation to you as a new owner is to always, always let your new horse settle in for at least 4/5 days before even attempting to go for your first ride. Play fair. Her surroundings are all new to her, she has to make new friends, and to top it all, she really doesn't know you at all.
Use these days to get to learn your Stable Management, and if you are new to the yard, get to know where everything is, your surroundings and of course, most importantly, spend time with your new horse, getting to know her as she is to hopefully become your life long friend.
For now we will assume that you will be keeping your horse at a DIY Yard. Which of course means that you will be doing everything for your horse with little or no help from others. But hold on.. there is someone who calls themself The Stable Manager, who you have to seriously get on your side.
The Stable Manager should show you the ropes, runs the yard like a tight ship and keeps everywhere spotless and also expects you to as well.
Some yards can run themselves, as long as everyone involved pulls their weight. But this can lead to arguments and feelings of resentment.
There are more often than not, people within a yard who are the bossy horsey types, who may or may not always know what they are talking about when it comes to horses...
BEWARE!! This can lead to a dangerous situation when it comes to the inexperienced horse owner who is new to a yard.
This bossy type may advise something that actually is wrong and could put you or your horse in danger. It's better to know as much as you can about horses and their care, in order to avoid a difficult situation. If you are unsure about anything to do with your horse, consult someone who you know, knows their horses.
Maybe you want to share your own stable-antics and tips on handling difficult horses (and people!) or just generally 'let off steam' to other visitors..
Here you can also share your photos, your favourite locations to ride, your funniest or most annoying story or your most embarrassing moment.
If you have any story to tell regarding anything to do with your new horse at a new yard, have been put in a difficult or dangerous position due to an inexperienced person who believes they 'know it all' then please join our Horse Chat area and share your experiences with us and all!
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bossy Not rated yet
so i've been a horse owner for years,
but i've had to switch barns cause of untidyness,
and clear carelessness. So i thought i found the barn,
it was …
What kind of hat ? Not rated yet
I used to ride a bit when I was younger and I'm really keen to get back into it. Apart from getting fit - which I know riding(and mucking out !) does, …
Robyn the lover of horses Not rated yet
When mucking out I always love to listen to a little somthing to help me have fun whilst getting rid of all the poo at the same time... We are really lucky …
Suzo Not rated yet
Oh what a great website! I just moved my horse to a new place 2 weeks ago. I had encountered the "stable know it all" at the last place, but she at least …
Chestnut Mare Lover Not rated yet
I bought my first horse back in October last year and keep her in full livery at what I thought was a lovely yard with only 5 other liveries and the owners …
:)o Not rated yet
At our livery yard we have a lady , who does not get it that no one listens to her anymore or her amazing ideas, as she always thinks she's right, not …
Really inspiring! Not rated yet
I don't have a stable antic to share as I don't yet have a horse but I think the info on this site is really brill and inspiring - and it makes me want …
Any Tips? Not rated yet
What a great website, you seem to have a lot of knowledge about horses and tackrooms. I particularly liked the part about Horse vs. Human.
I am considering …
brilliant website! Not rated yet
This is great website! a brilliant idea ..will have a think of my various stable-antics. there are alot! My sister runs a livery business and experiences …
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