How do I add a horse to my yard on Stable Manage?
Adding a horse to Stable Manage takes a matter of seconds and it’s up to you how much information you decide to provide.
The 10 second option
First click the action menu button:
Then select “Add Horse” from the “What do you want to do?” list.
Stable Manage presents you with the Add Horse form. The minimum requirement is a Stable Name for the horse.
I have entered the Stable Name “Sooty”:
The “Save” button is enabled after entering a Stable Name. At this point, you could click “Save” and the horse will be added to the system, however many users will want to record more information.
Optional Information (5 seconds more)
Most often users wish to record a horse’s owner, residential status (i.e. is it livery, on training, a yard horse etc) and/or its gender.
If the horse is owned by the yard, you can leave this field blank. If the owner is not owned by the yard or perhaps is owned by a member of staff at the yard, ensure you have added a Contact for the owner using the “Add Contact” option on the action menu (the same menu we chose Add Horse from).
Type the name, email address or phone number of the owner and the system will display a pick list of contacts, choose the owner contact.
If the horse is owned by the yard, you don’t have to touch this field. The horse will be recorded as a yard horse by default. There are other options here, such as livery, training or on loan, which can be useful to record here – this information is included on the Horse Schedule History Report.
The gender type of a horse can be relevant to record for many different reasons; including turn out timing / paddock allocation.
Detailed Optional Information (another 10 seconds)
Click “Add Horse Details” to provide the full set of optional details.
The full Add Horse form is displayed; you can click “Close Horse Details” to return to the minimal form:
You can add any or all of the following information:
- Show Name
- Unique Equine Life Numver (UELN)
- Weight (in kilograms)
- Height – this can be provided in centimetres or hands, Stable Manage will automatically translate between the two for you.
- Date Foaled – this can be an exact date or just the year.
When you are ready, click the “SAVE” button and the horse will be added to the system. Click “RESET” at any time to start over.
Note that ANY of the details can be edited on the Horse Details screen.
Links of interest
- How do I view or update the details of one of the horses at my yard in Stable Manage?