What should I put on my barn’s bulletin board?

I love white erase boards and bulletin boards for the barn!  They provide a great way to share information and can help you have a successful and easy emergency system.  Of course, much of the critical information about our horses should be located on a stall or paddock card, but there’s a lot of other stuff to have handy, too. 


So what would you put on your barn’s bulletin board? Some ideas:

-Barn Address and land line phone number.  Know the address and phone so you can tell emergency operators, farriers, vets, visitors.  


-Location of critical things around the farm.

      - Fire extinguishers

      - Water shut off valves. Ever had a busted pipe??  That water flows until someone turns it off!

      - Gate override.  If the power goes out, you need a way in and out of the property.  

      - First aid kits (horse and human).

      - What else?


-Evacuation plan for horses.  If your barn doesn't have one, here's how to make one! 


-Boarder’s phone numbers and emergency contacts.  


-Vet and Farrier phone numbers.  If the barn is huge and everyone has their own preferences, then those numbers can go on the stall name cards. 


-What else?

You can also use a strategically placed bulletin board for show sign ups, training tips, or other farm news!  And by strategically placed I mean where everyone will see it.  :)