I think that for most of us (sorry, probably not most of you west coasters) it seems like the horses go out on a regular basis if not daily. For many that means that during the summer months the horses go out at night – typically that’s before I can get out to the barn after work.
I am guessing that as most of us are adult working amateurs this is probably a similar story for most of you. My question is does your barn have a system for asking that your horse be left in the time between general turnout and when you typically arrive to the barn? If so what is it? If not do you just catch him/her yourself?
I am genuinely intrigued. At the smaller farms I have boarded at it has been easy to just ask the BO or trainer if my horse can be left in… at bigger operations it would be really easy for the caregivers to get bogged down with texts trying to keep everyones various schedules in line.
Thanks in advance for sharing any cool methods that you have seen. Some interesting ones that I have seen are:
- white boards on the horses stalls
- laminated cards that say “in” or “out” that slip into sleeves taped on the stall door
Some things that I have brainstormed (for the made up land where I have a barn of my own):
- tags that can be placed on a hook on the horses stall or halter
- schedule on stall cards for those of us that have pretty regular schedules
Excited to hear the different ideas out in all of your guys barns!