12 Tips To Save Time Doing Barn Chores-kimi wo omou melodi

Pets I actually enjoy barn chores. Theres something satisfying about seeing all the horses in my care happily munching their hay in their clean stalls. But when a downturn in the economy sent me back to work full-time, I didnt have that luxury anymore. I needed to deliver the same level of care, but at a much faster rate. If youre pressed for time or would just rather ride than clean buckets, hopefully these tips will help you. 1. Clean up the tack room once and for all and then set it up in an organized fashion. Youll save loads of time if you dont spend it looking for that missing leg wrap or crop. Classic Equine Equipment has an organizational system for your tack room. 2. Move the feed room to either the middle of the barn or to the end closest to where you enter. My hay was kept at the opposite end of the barn and I wasted all that time walking to it before I started to feed. 3. Color code. Depending on how many horses you have, consider color coding buckets and other accessories. This really helps at feeding time keeping everything straight. At my small barn, Brenna has a green bucket as well as a green grooming kit with mostly green colored brushes, .bs, etc. Chelsea is black and Guy is purple. Even the blankets are color coded. 4. Use available barn accessories. Classic Equine Equipment offers some terrific automatic waterers. They even have a water heater attachment. Youll save a lot of time cleaning and refilling buckets. No more chipping ice or lugging hot water to the barn either. 5. Consider upgrading your stall doors to include swing out feed and hay doors. They save quite a bit of time rather than opening each stall and trying to dump the grain in the bucket before Mr. Horse gets his nose in the way. 6. Install blanket bar(s) on the front of each stall door. Not only are they a handy place to put your horses blanket when not in use, but you can also hang fly masks, bell boots and other items. Ive also attached a bucket to the blanket bar for things like gloves, polo wraps, etc. 7. Organize a shot clinic and have all the horses get their spring/fall shots at the same time. Ditto deworming and getting teeth done. Youll also save money with just one vet barn call. 8. Find out if the blanket laundering place will pickup and deliver have everyone prepare the blankets that need cleaning/repair in a plastic bag, properly marked and arrange for the place to .e to you. 9. Use a .pany like SmartPak for feeding supplements. I know, you think you can do just as well yourself using baggies and a mortar and pestle to grind everything up. I did it for years and I can tell you that its a wonderful thing to have someone else do it. Prices are .petitive, but the time youll save is priceless. 10. Investigate new ways to bed and clean your stalls. Use rubber stall mats (Classic Equine Equipment offers some nice ones) to cut down on how much bedding you use. Consider using bedding pellets they last longer and are easier to clean. Some .e with additives to help eliminate the ammonia smell, cutting down the necessity to add something separately. 11. Move your manure pile closer to the barn and start .posting. The heat from properly .posting kills parasites and eliminates the odor from the manure. Plus, when its finished youll have a ready supply of fertilizer. 12. Use the right tools and buy the best. Buying a manure fork that is heavy-duty can make the job go much faster as you can scoop up more. Using a wheelbarrow or utility cart to feed hay and grain can also cut down on time. Make sure these are all stored in a safe, but convenient place. You dont want to be lugging them back and forth to the barn to use them. There are many other great ideas and tools that can save you time in the barn. If you have a special trick, why not let us know and well share them. Then we can all get busy riding! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: