The idea for this modular journal popped into my mind last year when starting the process to inseminate my mare for the second time. I already had made a provisional notes book in which I kept track of the entire process around my first foal born in 2019. Again, I started creating lists and overviews in that book. Which stallion to choose, possible names, etc. I became increasingly frustrated by the fact that I couldn’t change the lay-out since my book had fixed pages. Plastic folders and binders weren’t ecstatically pleasing or that convenient. In addition, I had to create every single overview by hand or print and paste it. If I wanted to remove a page, I had to tear it out. Not very friendly for the book. Or if I wanted to add a picture of a milestone when my mare was in foal, there was no flexibility in where to add that picture. Hence the coming into existence of the foal module. A place to keep record of the entire process including information on the mare, choice of stallion, milestones, birth, all of it.
Then I started competitions with my then new horse Boaz. I keep all my result sheets and look at what I can improve for the next one. Ideally, I keep my result sheets with my notes. At the moment everything is in an A4 folder. Not very orderly. In addition, this gelding is quite accident prone. So, a record of his accidents might be quite handy instead of looking through the vet invoices when they came for which injury.
With 4 (5 as of December) horses having an overview of each can be convenient. Structure with flexibility is everything. The foals just don’t need all the pages concerning training and competitions. Brainwave, why not create something that is easy to order and adjust to your wishes and needs? The modular log came into existence which provides the basics needed and can be expanded with any module convenient for rider and horse.
When you plan to breed or own a foal, you start with the foal module. How cool is it when your foal is sold and going to his or her new owner you can provide them with a record of the entire process before. Then come the basic and health module. When they turn 3 or 4 (whenever you want to start with them) you can add the training module for ground work or the first steps under the saddle. Ready for your first competition? Add the competition module. The photo module, notes module and tabs are there to personalize your journal even further.
I do not write down a log of my training every single day, but once or twice a week. These modules provide flexibility towards the frequency you want to keep track of training sessions, lessons, or any other type of activity. You can order it per module or per month, everything is possible. Moving pages around or add one? Not a problem!
The journal is now available for pre order with discounts valid till the end of November. Expected delivery is the first week of December. So just in time for the holidays!
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