It’s that amazing feeling of being organized and taking satisfaction in achieving results as you check off tasks. In this blog, we look at some of our favorite horse whiteboards, both physical and virtual, that help you organize your horse care.
There are several styles of whiteboards that you can customize for your barn and horse care operation. It allows you to organize your exercise activities, feed lists, medications, barn repair, farrier list, etc…the list is endless. Some boards are blank; others give you a preset layout.
Perhaps you use your board to communicate a message. This example from Fox 13 News Tampa Bay illustrates the impact a blank board can make to communicate your message.
Commercially, you can find whiteboards from simple to completely customizable. I do like the customized boards, but want to offer a word of caution. Some of the fields on the board look great at the onset, but oftentimes in practice, they are never used. Before ordering a customized board, first consider buying a cheap whiteboard and using it in your barn to organize your horse care. You can then decide what tasks or services you prefer to display and thus ensure you get the best use out of your custom board.
Here’s some interesting examples of horse whiteboards that help users organize a variety of care details:
In fact, we have one of these within Equine Simplified. This whiteboard can be customized for every horse. It was developed based on specific feedback from two different users. One user wanted a way to communicate allergies in a profound manner. Another user manages a rescue organization with many volunteers and wanted a method to communicate behavioral dispositions or specific instructions related to each horse. Either way…Equine Simplified allows you to do this.
Because there is no limit on characters, this can also be used to keep a running record of specific care observations. For example, I can quickly update swelling on the left hind leg with observations. Personally, I prefer to create an activity for this observation because I can then filter and run reports for this health observation. However, other users may just want to record it this manner.
In conclusion, when we developed Equine Simplified, we had one single purpose…users do what they do…we just help make it better.