Anyone who has managed even a small barn knows there is a lot of record-keeping involved. Keeping track of the vet, farrier, and feed deliveries can be quite complicated. If boarders and barn workers are involved, billing and payroll suddenly become part of the task. The horses themselves have a lot of information that has to be tracked and stored, particularly if they are involved in showing, breeding or sales. Developing and tracking a show or sales prep program for a single horse can be a daunting task; multiply it by 50 horses, and it's obvious that software would be better suited to the task than the traditional battered notebook or random scraps of paper.