Stable management covers all activities which are not covered by the actual act of riding a horse. It includes all aspects of owning a horse or looking after one and this can include grooming, mucking out, saddlery and care of the horse – although this list is by no means exhaustive.
There are also a wide range of qualifications open to those people who would like to further their stable management knowledge. This ranges from exams taken by children to show they are learning about what it means to look after a horse, all the way to degrees and even further. Stable management can be an excellent way of teaching children responsibility towards others – animals and humans.
What is Stable Management?
Done properly, stable management is a full time job – and a demanding one at that. It is all about looking after horses, prioritising them and their welfare and making sure they are not left to fend for themselves. If you have your horse fully liveried you will have people to do your stable management for you but you should still know what they do and why they do it. Furthermore, it is the duty of a horse owner, whether the