Development of a safety management web tool for horse stables

Jarkko Leppälä, Christina Lunner Kolstrup, Stefan Pinzke, Risto Rautiainen, Markku Saastamoinen, Susanna Särkijärvi

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Managing a horse stable involves risks, which can have serious consequences for the stable, employees, clients, visitors and horses. Existing industrial or farm production risk management tools are not directly applicable to horse stables and they need to be adapted for use by managers of different types of stables. As a part of the InnoEquine project, an innovative web tool, InnoHorse, was developed to support horse stable managers in business, safety, pasture and manure management. A literature review, empirical horse stable case studies, expert panel workshops and stakeholder interviews were carried out to support the design. The InnoHorse web tool includes a safety section containing a horse stable safety map, stable safety checklists, and examples of good practices in stable safety, horse handling and rescue planning. This new horse stable safety management tool can also help in organizing work processes in horse stables in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1136-1146
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 12 2015


  • Horse stable
  • Management
  • Safety
  • Web tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • General Veterinary


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