As part of my show season preparation, I finally sat down and made stall cards for Henry and Halo. Last year I usually just jotted my number/hotel on a piece of tape, and every single time I did that I thought to myself “This is ghetto, I should make real stall cards”. But I didn’t, because I never remember anything.
Stall cards in general are one of my favorite things. Most of the barns I’ve been at over the years have put some kind of information on the horse’s stall. Sometimes just name and how much they ate, other times everything from basic info to blanketing information. As someone who has worked in a barn (and still barnsits sometimes) I love having it all right there on the front of each stall. It takes all the uncertainty out of everything, and makes it so that just about anyone can step in, if necessary, and care for the horses.
Bobby and I hemmed and hawed for a while about exactly what info to put on them before deciding on All Of It. That way if one or both of us is injured at a show or otherwise incapacitated in some way, all the care instructions will be right there. So I threw together some stall cards for the boys that we can take on the road with us and now they’re off to get laminated so we can re-use them over and over. And they have unicorns on them, natch. And they’re color coordinated. Might as well, right?