Top 10 Time Saving Tips for the Busy Equestrian
/ February 21st, 2013 / There are currently 0 comments
- Invest in lightweight tools such as forks to make quick work of heavier jobs.
- Attach bright ribbons to key tools such as hoof picks so you can find them easily in a hurry.
- Deep litter your horse’s stable to reduce time spent mucking out in the week.
- Buy five or six hay nets and fill them all in one go at the weekend. Store them ready for use throughout the week.
- Keep overalls and wellies in your car so you do not have to go home to change before tending to your horse.
- Keep a head collar in your car so you can go straight out onto the field without having to visit the yard first.
- Put a small football in the field trough to stop water freezing in cold weather. This will save time spent breaking ice or replacing water.
- If you don’t have the time to ride your horse every day, try lunge work or long reining exercises a couple of times a week. This will give your horse the same amount of exercise as a ride in half the time.
- Use a summer sheet under stable rugs to protect them from grease and dirt. This will make washing tasks quicker and easier.
- Draw up a rota with another horse owner at your yard so you can have some mornings and/or evenings off.