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post #1 of 4 Old 11-11-2008, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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vamping up my barn's website...

Hey guys, I'm vamping up my barn's website this week and would really appreciate it if you guys could post your barns' addresses for me. I've been on dreamhorse looking, but frankly there are a lot more private sellers. xP

Also, any creative ideas for me would be great help. Speaking of which, I'm adding a bunch of pages to the website and want to make sure I'm not missing anything...

I'll put the pages in outline form so it'll be easiest to understand-- excluding "home". ;]

I. boarding
- facilities (pictures)
- boarders
II. lessons
- school horses
III. show team
- eventing
- hunters
- western pleasure
- pictures from shows
VI. summer camp
V. calendar
VI. directions
VII. contact
VIII. gallery

???
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-12-2008, 10:15 PM
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I find that with any barn site, any information is good information so long as it's current! I've bolded things I would add

I. boarding
- facilities (pictures)
- boarders

- PRICES
II. lessons
- school horses

- PRICES
III. show team
- eventing
- hunters
- western pleasure
- pictures from shows
VI. summer camp

-DATES
-PRICES
-ITENERARY
V. calendar
VI. directions
VII. contact
VIII. gallery


I love this site: www.jameshalestables.com - very user friendly!

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-13-2008, 12:50 PM
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Definitely add pictures of your stalls and the whole barn. I find it rather suspicious if people don't post those. I don't want it to turn out that they are wire cages (figuratively speaking). And prices. Also, if you could add a little map from google or wherever that you can add so people can click on it and get directions to your place that is always very helpful.
Make sure its a clean and organized layout (Believe it or not, but I saw a website where they had a black background and black text! The only way you could read anything was when you marked the text...)

For the summer camp, add dates or at least durations, prices, pictures and descriptions of activities. Maybe you can have someone write a journal while there and add it? That isn't necessary, but it would definitely be a nice touch.

Also make sure your boarders are ok with being presented on the site. Just to be on the safe side.

You can also write hours of "operation", meaning hours at which people can come and see their horses. Just so you don't have someone showing up at 1am thinking their burglars It also give speople an idea of when to come to check out the barn.

Speaking of which, define what boarding includes, what requirements the boarders have to meet (health certificate...), things like that.

When I think of more I'll let you know
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-16-2008, 11:47 PM
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Here are some directories of some stables in the Lower Mainland, a lot of the stables have websites that you can check out.

GVRD Horse Directory

Boarding Stables

I agree with what a previous poster said about checking with your boarders before you put anything about them on the site.

I also like a sort of "About Us" page where you can talk about your approach to horse care etc.
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