BarnManager Features

BarnManager

Barn management software for horse barns & stables

4.36/5 (14 reviews)

BarnManager Feature Summary

  • Feed management
  • ID tracking
  • Medical records
  • Competition records
  • Lessons management
  • Communication record
  • Horse database
  • Store attachments
  • Important date tracking eg. vaccinations
  • Customized tables
  • Free form lists
  • Native mobile apps for iOS & Android
  • Accounting integration
  • Accounting management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Communication management
  • Employee management
  • Permission management
  • Planning tools
  • Horse records management
  • Search functionality
  • Horse health tracking
  • Portable whiteboard
  • Appointment management
  • Automated scheduling
  • Role-based permissions
  • Customized dashboards
  • Reporting
  • Task management

Competitor Feature Comparison

Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Client Database
Communication Management
Communication Record
Competition Records
Contact Management
Dashboard Creation
Employee Communities
Employee Management
Event Tracking
Expense Tracking
Feed Management
Horse Database
Horse Records
ID Tracking
Income & Balance Sheet
Invoice Management
Lessons Management
Medical Records
Planning Tools
Records Management
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Supports YouTube
Task Management
Whiteboard
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Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Client Database
Communication Management
Communication Record
Competition Records
Contact Management
Dashboard Creation
Employee Communities
Employee Management
Event Tracking
Expense Tracking
Feed Management
Horse Database
Horse Records
ID Tracking
Income & Balance Sheet
Invoice Management
Lessons Management
Medical Records
Planning Tools
Records Management
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Supports YouTube
Task Management
Whiteboard
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Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Client Database
Communication Management
Communication Record
Competition Records
Contact Management
Dashboard Creation
Employee Communities
Employee Management
Event Tracking
Expense Tracking
Feed Management
Horse Database
Horse Records
ID Tracking
Income & Balance Sheet
Invoice Management
Lessons Management
Medical Records
Planning Tools
Records Management
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Supports YouTube
Task Management
Whiteboard
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Mobile apps

iOS App


20 reviews

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


0 reviews

BarnManager Feature Reviews

12 reviewers had the following to say about BarnManager's features:

Charlotte H.

Barn manager has modernized and streamlined the way we have run our farm.

2017-10-18

Pros

The best part is that everyone on the team can contribute, but the administrator can set different permission levels (so they only have access to the horses that they are assigned to).

Cons

The only piece that Barn Manager is missing is billing/invoicing capability, but they are apparently developing it now.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Thanks for your feedback Charlotte! We love to hear that BarnManager is working for your whole team. We are in the process of developing billing and invoicing capabilities, so keep an eye out for those functions coming soon!

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Tim W.

I used Barn Manager when I worked for a show jumping stable (approximatley 25 horses).

2017-09-26

Pros

I think the possibility of `data-mining this information in the future has exciting implications for optimizing revenue, removing cumbersome practices within the stable, and better understanding healthcare practices.

Cons

In the equestrian community, individuals who have very limited time perform much of the day-to-day management. Thus, anything they perform must be very user-friendly and efficient.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Hi, Tim. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are working hard to address all of the concerns that you mentioned. Some of them, such as easier sorting through horses, have been resolved with recent updates. But we know that we can always get better. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights with us. We are constantly making updates and improvements thanks to feedback from our users, and we look forward to sharing those updates and improvements with you soon.

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Janie S.

I have used barn manager to run my equine rehabilitation business since it's conception.

2017-10-23

The ability to generate invoices and do bookkeeping.

Pros

I like the ease of loading digital records to each horse's folder. We use the software to track feed changes, important dates like farrier appointments, vaccination records, veterinary treatments and much more.

Cons

It is very fast to record daily events in a paper day book, and it does take a bit of discipline to log into the software-we have unreliable internet and since the program is web based we do not always have full access.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Thanks for your feedback Jamie! We love to hear how BarnManager is making your life easier. We know that the transition from paper to phone is tough to adjust to, and it is something that we try to consider in each aspect of our design. We love to hear how each person makes it work!

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Keetha D.

Organizing made easy!

2019-10-17

Easy organization at your fingertips!

Pros

It helps our secretary at the barn list all of the competitions and keeps them on alert. She puts in all of the riders and the times they are scheduled to have a riding lesson and with which instructor.

Cons

I haven't found anything that I don't like about it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Shea H.

Love it!

2018-09-27

We've had very few issues and the minor one we did have, the Customer Service from their team was fantastic.

Pros

We are also a foster based rescue, so scheduling vet and farrier appointments and reminders used to be a pain.

Cons

The one thing we wished the software did when we first started using the system is being added! So no cons for us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Thank you for your lovely review Shea! We pride ourselves on our customer service as well as our ability to keep pushing new user-requested features. I am glad to hear it is helping you so much!

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Cyndi M.

Nice to have info wherever we are just by using app on our phones

2017-09-26

Having it on everyone's phone so that if they are at a show or a horse is at the clinic you can access all of their information right away.

Pros

Having the program on everyone's phone so no matter where someone is they can access horse information.

Cons

Not being able to make notes on each horses profile. Would like to be able to print out lists when horses are due to be shod or when they had vet work done and what type.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Hi Cyndi, thank you for your review! We are constantly working on product improvement and pushing out updates that our customers are looking for. We are currently working on making the "lists" more multi-functional and creating new ways for you to keep your data organized in the fields. We appreciate your feedback, every bit helps us make something great!

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Joanne M.

New user turned immediately into raving fan!

2018-09-27

Fantastic!!!!

Pros

I was at a point of taking my very small business to the next level. For 7 years I have been the only staff member. I reached a level of being able to hire instructors and barn staff. I was looking for a way to streamline my business organization and professionalism. I had thought about needing to hire an office assistant - after trying this program I soon realized that it would service all of my needs and that I did not have to hire an office person

Cons

Sometimes it’s glitchy and some things are updated on desktop version but not on a mobile app. I will say however that the staff professionalism exceptionally helpful and quick to help wherever needed!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Thanks for the awesome review Joanne! I am glad to hear that you are enjoying BarnManager so much. We are working on pushing new updates to the mobile app currently, so that will be in-line with the desktop version in the next few weeks! Thanks for your great feedback!

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Maggie M.

Very nice and easy

2017-09-26

Pros

You can access it anywhere that has an internet connection even on horse back in the middle of a field or on show grounds

Cons

Like all internet connections it can be scratchy in places that have poor internet service, or bad cell service

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Hi Maggie, thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the product or app - I wish we could fix the internet everywhere!

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Lauren F.

We use Barn Manager to manage a high performance dressage sport horse facility.

2017-09-27

Organizing records

Pros

It makes it incredibly easy when clients ask "when was the last time my horse was shockwaved" to look it up online instead of flipping through our paper calendar.

Cons

I love the idea of the whiteboard and the communication aspects, but it's easier for us to communicate via text instead of using an app platform that I don't want all of our employees to have access to. The old platform was wonderful and easy to navigate, and I have a much harder time entering information or accessing files on the new platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Hi Lauren, Thank you for your review! We are working diligently to make the new platform something that our longtime customers are able to fall in love with. The calendar section and appointment scheduling is a huge part of the platform and something that we are definitely using customer feedback to tweak in future updates. While we have multiple user roles and permissions for each role in the platform now we are also working on further expanding those so you can tweak exactly who has access to what information. We appreciate the feedback, it is the most helpful way for us to make a platform that you will love!

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Elizabeth P.

I love that Barn Manager is bringing tech into the barn.

2017-10-02

I love that Barn Manager was created and is run by a rider. That said, they are accessible and open to constructive suggestions on how to constantly improve their product. They are not just a company trying to make money, but are fully invested in providing a product to improve the efficacy of the people that create the horse world that Barn Manager knows and loves on a personal level. I one hundred percent support them.

Pros

Provided that you have employees who are consistent in using the software, it's so helpful to have all the information in one place. With employee turnover, and simply all the different persons who are required to keep the barn running, its key to have a reference. If you can reference horse history for your farrier/vet/owners etc, this is not only saving time but increasing knowledge and overall awareness for the wellbeing of your animals as well as your organization.

Cons

The new mobile app is making this more accessible!!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Thanks for your review Elizabeth! We especially love to hear that you found our team accessible and positive to work with. This is one of our main goals as a company, and our customers are like partners to us. We are heavily invested in the mobile app and trying to make BarnManager integration into our customer's routine as seamless as possible and we love to hear feedback!

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Jen D.

Great for helping communication among barn staff

2018-11-28

Barn manager helps since we have multiple people that care for our horses. We also split our program between 2 farms during the winter. Barn manager allows everyone to know what is going on with the horses and is easily accessible for each staff member therefore each person is accountable for knowing what is going on with the horses.

Pros

Everyone has been able to quickly pick up on how to use barn manager. Customer support is also great.

Cons

I wish there would be notifications sent for the app so you know without opening your email or opening the program daily to see if someone has added or changed something.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Thanks for the great feedback Jen! I feel your pain on the notifications, and the good news is that they are on the roadmap!

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Jane H.

BarnManager Review from a Non-Profit

2018-09-28

We feel much more organized now that we don't have to write everything down and then get that information to one person to enter into our records

Pros

I love being able to access our horse's information from my phone when out at our rescue farm using the BarnManager app.

Cons

It would be helpful to be able to type in 'other' when there isn't a label available for horses. For example in the 'Catergorization' section for horses under 'function'

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BarnManager


Thanks for your great review Jane! I am glad BarnManager has helped you get organized. Your suggestion for an "other" option has been submitted to the product team. We are always striving to improve and customer feedback is vital to help us release updates that are useful!

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