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Making the Jump to Stable Manage
All yards have an existing system; it might be paper, a drymarker board, perhaps some Excel templates, an Access database, and often “it’s in my head”.
When someone decides that they want to improve how their yard runs by using Stable Manage, making the jump can be daunting. Even if you want to change because you feel your existing system is not working for you, you might have been using it for years and it’s comfortable. So how do you make the jump to a new approach?
The simplest starting point, which has a huge effect is to briefly revisit the way you think about your planning. Consider the things that get done on a regular, repeating basis at your yard. For example; feed preparation, feeding, muck out, afternoon haylage, worming, weekday rideouts, weekend day rideouts, early gallops, health checks, skip out, and so on – it varies per yard of course but *everyone has a core set of repeating operations*.
This gives you the starting point in Stable Manage.
When you set up a “Weekly/Never Ends” or “Monthly/Never Ends” repeating Schedule Entry for each of these repeating events, all of a sudden you’ve got the core of your Schedule set up for the foreseeable future and it took just a few minutes.
From there you can adjust the schedule (including these repeating events) with the ad-hoc schedule entries and updates that come up along day by day. All those minutes previously spent writing up unnecessary repeating events daily add up incredibly fast. By this simple set up process you save a massive amount of time for your yard over the days, weeks and months!
Let us know if you’d like some help getting your core schedule set up; we’re glad to assist.
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