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post #11 of 56 Old 05-31-2014, 06:44 PM
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that is one of the reasons I kept my ancient clamshell phone; becuaseit is small enough I can put it in my bra. I wrap it in a tissue to keep my sweat from damaging it, and put it between the girls for safekeeping.
That's what I do too.

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In all seriousness, I put my phone in a grooming kit left where I tacked up and where I will untack. Every student SHOULD have their own grooming kit instead of using what the barn offers, so to the OP... consider buying one and just keep the phone there. Probably safer than laying it in some random spot outside or in the ring where it could get knocked over or "misplaced".


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post #12 of 56 Old 05-31-2014, 07:07 PM
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Buy a wearable case and wear it. I have mine on my ankle.
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That's what I do too.

Oh wait...

In all seriousness, I put my phone in a grooming kit left where I tacked up and where I will untack. Every student SHOULD have their own grooming kit instead of using what the barn offers, so to the OP... consider buying one and just keep the phone there. Probably safer than laying it in some random spot outside or in the ring where it could get knocked over or "misplaced".
This is how disease is spread grooming kits are not person specific they are horse specific! I'd be very very unhappy if you turned up with brushes that could have been god only knows wear and used on horses that could have any variety of skin conditions or infectious diseases! In fact you would be very quickly asked to leave the property
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This is how disease is spread grooming kits are not person specific they are horse specific! I'd be very very unhappy if you turned up with brushes that could have been god only knows wear and used on horses that could have any variety of skin conditions or infectious diseases! In fact you would be very quickly asked to leave the property
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I agree, however it is very very very common in riding schools here for students to bring their own brushes.

I let my students use their own but they leave them in their own little box that they leave at the barn and when they switch horses I make them clean and disinfect their brushes before using them on the next horse.

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Before I had a locker at the barn, I used to leave my phone in my shoe in the tack room and made sure it was as far in the toe as it could be and I would put it on silent. Or I would just bury it under the brushes of the groom kit I used.

Also make sure you have a password on it just in case.

If your car is your only place to put it.. I would think it would be fine if you left the window down a bit and/or put it somewhere shady... like your glove department, under your seat or in the trunk, or if you'd park in a shady spot. I mean you are probably only at the barn for maximum 3 hours. My phone gets pretty hot when I carry it in my jean pocket on a hot day, so a ventilated shady car could work I think!

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go to horse.com and there is a phone holder you can strap onto your leg and it doesnt bug you while riding.

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I bought a phone holder for my arm (the type runners use) or ask my trainer to hold it. I get private training, though.

If you wear a belt of any sort, you can get a case to put on your belt. I specifically bought a belt when I was riding years ago for just that purpose.
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I just keep mine under the floor mat in the car "under dash overhang". I crack the windows and never had a problem
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This is how disease is spread grooming kits are not person specific they are horse specific! I'd be very very unhappy if you turned up with brushes that could have been god only knows wear and used on horses that could have any variety of skin conditions or infectious diseases! In fact you would be very quickly asked to leave the property
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That is a very good point.

We do have a policy at our barn and signs posted in a couple locations that grooming kits AND muck boots are not to be used elsewhere and most people leave them on property in our tack rooms or kept in the car - which is where I keep mine to prevent things from going "missing".

I still think students, at least serious students, should have their own grooming kit as long as it is explained about the health issues associated with taking them off site and using outside of the barn. The concern about people using them on other horses outside of the barn, is totally valid, but easily maintained even with the little kids - the parents being made aware and a stern warning of what can happen if not followed. To imply students shouldn't have their own grooming kits is a bit much. :)

Another thing to consider is that it's not just grooming tools that can spread disease. Footwear, clothing, etc. I bet there are people who would never ever use a brush on a random horse... but then go visit a friends barn elsewhere in the same muckboots that they wear at their home barn. At our barn, we don't allow people to use muckboots elsewhere and they MUST be stored on site. (Any visiting vets and farriers are to clean their boots upon arrival.)

There was a recent outbreak here and it got bad enough that all visitors were restricted from the barn, no one could visit any other barn / show and we were told to even avoid tack stores unless necessary. A bit much, but we haven't had anything at our barn in many years. Knock on wood!
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Fanny pack (super attractive, I know) if I'm riding alone or hitting the trail with friends. I prefer this to a phone holder as it leaves a little room for other things like sugar cubes, pocket knife, etc.

If someone else is around I leave it in my grooming bag.

If I forget the fanny bag, sometimes I just shove the phone down into the top of my tall boots (R calf is a little smaller than the L, so I've got a bit of extra room in that boot).
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