Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures

Stable Secretary


4.5 / 5
8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Horse trainers, horse owners, and barn managers represent the target audience for Stable Secretary.


Average Ratings

8 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $6.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures
  • www.stablesecretary.com
  • Founded 2013
  • United States

About Stable Secretary

Stable Secretary organizes equine information and records with easy-to-use, cloud-based, online software and a mobile app. Stable Secretary enables trainers, managers and owners to enter and access detailed information, files, photos, and records for horses and people in their stable. The system offers reports, summary sheets, reminders, results tracking, invoicing services to track payments and invoices, and it allows users to give access to staff, owners, and providers with set permissions.


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Stable Secretary Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Breeding Management
  • Client Database
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feed Management
  • Horse Database
  • Horse Records
  • Income Statements
  • Medical Records

Stable Secretary Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Fantastic for an educational environment!

Nov 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I manage the equine program for a state university and am responsible for over 60 horses and a revolving door of student employees. SS is a lifesaver for keeping track of everyone in the herd and making sure no one gets forgotten! The email reminders are a fantastic tool to help me keep track with my busy schedule, and the software works wonderfully for collaboration between myself and my employees. The interface is also very user friendly. I was able to learn the program very quickly when I took over the program.

Cons: It would be REALLY nice if you could create an event such as farrier or vaccination, and add from the list of horses. It's somewhat time consuming to have to adjust each horse individually if you need to adjust the recurring time period or anything.

Also, it's not really a big con for me, but if there was anything else I could suggest I would say the user interface could perhaps be a little more visually appealing - modern applications and programs are just so advanced these days that this program appears somewhat basic and bland at first impression in comparison.

Overall: The staff was very helpful and easy to reach when we were working out our payment process (working for a state institution created a unique situation regarding invoicing). I was very happy with how they helped me.

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on December 03, 2018

Hi Ariel,
Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your taking the time to write about our product.
One of our next tasks is to revamp the user interface online. We will certainly take into account your feedback.
We are releasing a Beta version of our new mobile app which is WAY more modern. We hope you love it!
Thank you again so much for your review. Please don't hesitate to contact us at support@stablesecretary.com with more feedback if you think of other suggestions!
Kate

Time and money saver

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that I can enter things in from my iPhone right when I do them

Cons: I have a stable of horses and often times I will have 15 to 18 horses getting the same service on the same day and I wish it was easier to add group activities from my phone such as vaccinations, worming, ect

Overall: I have used table secretary for quite a few years now and it's really saved me so much time and so much money! Before stable secretary I know there were countless services I was performing that I was forgetting to bill for

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on December 03, 2018

Hi Amanda,

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it!

And - you're in luck! We are releasing a Beta Version of our new mobile app which will enable users to add a health or service record to a group of horses on their phone. Our goal is to continue to build up the mobile app so that users can do pretty much everything on the phone that they can currently do online...

Thanks again so much for your feedback. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have other suggestions that we can incorporate into future development.

Thanks! Have a great day!
Kate

Capterra loader

Thank you SS, you gave me back TIME!

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ease of use and having one location for all health information in my barn.

Cons: The thing I like lease is that it is pricey for your average barn manager, farm owner, trainer.

Overall: SS is awesome. The program is easy to use, the customer service is top notch, and it truly gives me time back that I used to not have hand logging down all the vet records.

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on December 03, 2018

Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for your review and for your feedback. We are so happy that it is helping you to stay organized and to save time!! That's our goal, and we're so glad that we've achieved it for you!

We try to keep prices as low as possible while not sacrificing on the maintenance, support, and development of new features for the product. We try to keep prices reasonable per horse, and have a variety of products and packages in the hopes that trainers can find one that fits their needs and budgets. We also do run specials, and have affiliated with USHJA and USEA to offer discounts to certified trainers within those organizations. We offer savings for nonprofits, law agencies, and educational institutions. If you have peers who are interested but find the cost prohibitive, please have them contact us to discuss.

Thank you again! Have a great day!
Kate

Its a good program just needs a few bugs to be fixed.

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything on this program is in alphabetical order, allows for you to personalize each person and horse.

Cons: There is no way for you to view people that you have archived, it is s though you have deleted them. Under the stable category, the reminders section is never up to date, it does not refresh once you have entered in what it says is past due.

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on June 21, 2018

Hi Katie, Thank you very much for your review!

You can view Archived People from the People page. There is a link to "view archived people" right next to the Add New Contact button, similar to the main Horses page.

Please let us know what reminders are not refreshing - they should update if you check them off as "done", or if you add a new record in that same health category, indicating that you accomplished the task of the reminder.

Please feel free to email us directly at support@stablesecretary.com or call us at 617.564.1241 with other questions or feedback.

Thanks again for taking the time to review!

Kate
Stable Secretary

Best Software out there!

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've been looking for a stable management software for years without any luck - I finally stumbled across Stable Secretary and it had everything I needed. I love that you have different 'plan' options to best suit your farm needs. Has worked great and made my record keeping paperless!

Cons: Can be slightly tedious entering data sometimes - Wish you could add to some of the lists - breeds, etc.

Overall: Great - Has made my job a million times easier!

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on December 20, 2018

Hi Linnea,
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that we have everything you need - that is our goal, and we keep working towards it!
One goal is to enable users to control ALL the lists in the software, instead of just some of them. In the meantime, we can definitely add breeds for you! Please just email support@stablesecretary.com with whatever breeds you need, and we'll add them!
Thank you so much again for the review!
Kate
support@stablesecretary.com

Allie Panetta

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very easy to use and keeps me organized.

Cons: Nothing!! I love it!! I have all my records available at the click of a button.

Overall: It's been a great experience. My horses are organized. I keep track of everyone's bills, coffins, shots, farriers. It even helps my vet and farrier with they're billing.

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on December 03, 2018

Hi Allie,

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it. And we are SO ecstatic to hear that Stable Secretary is helping you stay organized. That is our goal, and we are working hard to keep improving the product to make it this great an experience for everyone.

Thank you!!
Kate

Stable Secretary review

Nov 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I really appreciate having the ability to store all of our information online -- we have 70 horses on property, which translates into a LOT of paperwork and record keeping. I like that I can see certain details about each horse on the mobile app, which helps when I am running around the barn.

Cons: It is fairly complex to navigate. It is hard to figure out where certain items are -- for example, it took me over five minutes to figure out how to get a complete list of all horses for one service. I was attempting to get a coggins report on our herd, and I had a really hard time finding a comprehensive list instead of just going to each horse's individual file. Same for records like vaccinations, deworming, and dental.

Overall: I do like Stable Secretary, particularly for keeping records on a large herd. I just wish it was easier to navigate.

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on December 03, 2018

Hi Hannah,
Thank you so much for your review.
We appreciate your feedback so much! One of our next tasks is to rework our user interface. What seems to happen is that we will add new functionality and features, and then we will need to cycle back to make sure that the interface makes all that new stuff - and the old stuff, of course - easy to find and use. I knew we were due for a User Interface Refresh, and I'm sorry that we haven't gotten it done sooner for you.
If you think of any other suggestions, please let us know so that we can incorporate your feedback into our development. We appreciate your comments so much!
Kate

Easy as riding a horse.

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Stable Secretary is so easy to use that I can do it on horseback. When at the vet I have all the information I need right in my hand.

Cons: It takes a little bit to figure out how often to set up next due dates on joint injections.

Overall: I can have all of my horse owners and horses information in the palm of my hand. Being able to also download the app on more than one phone helps every one in the barn stay up to date and informed.

Vendor Response

by Ragged Mountain Equine Ventures on December 13, 2018

Hi Tina,

Thank you so much for reviewing our software! We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback with other potential users. Also, we are planning to redo the user interface online in order to make it easier to find what you need.

Thanks again!
Kate