staying clean at the barn---HOW?

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        01-17-2013, 09:14 PM
    staying clean at the barn---HOW?

    Ok, for the last couple of years, despite being an old lady, I have been very comfy leaving my horses after feeding, riding, grooming and running errands, going to stores, grabbing dinner etc..all while smelling horsey and picking hay out of my bra, jacket and hair.

    However, I may now need to feed before work and only have enough time to throw the flakes and scram....I cannot go to work covered in hay. I may be able to get away with smelling slightly horsey.
    My horses are stalled and live on hay flakes, alfalfa is messy;)

    I was thinking maybe a lab coat or apron or overalls..........any ideas????
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        01-17-2013, 09:18 PM
    Coveralls, it's what I do, I wear a business suit to work, I have had colleagues pick a strand of hay out of my hair I have missed in the car mirror!
        01-17-2013, 09:20 PM
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    I run down to the barn before I shower but if you can't do that then set up the day before.

    On days when im scared of jeepers creepers and wait for daylight to feed I have a barn coat and shoes. My car stinks like a dirty stall but my work clothes are clean....
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        01-17-2013, 09:21 PM
    A bee keepers suit :) lol. Hay seems to get into everything. Could you put the hay into a tote or something. Then you wouldn't be handling it so closely. Idk
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        01-17-2013, 09:27 PM
    Green Broke Unless you're horses can do it themselves and you're just there to may be outta luck.

    I can go to the barn and just pet my horse (or any of the horses) over the fence and still get dirty somehow..I've never been able to stay clean around them.
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        01-17-2013, 09:33 PM
    Green Broke
    Hay bags and just dump them in their feeder. Wear a long coat zipped/ buttoned all the way up will keep the majority of the dirt/ alfalfa off but not all
        01-17-2013, 09:38 PM
    Green Broke
    Carhartt coveralls or overalls w/jacket.

    I feed 9 horses without getting any hay on me. Instead of peeling off flakes with your hands, use a pitchfork and scoop them into a wheelbarrow. Then either just dump the whole barrow into the stall or pitchfork the hay out of it into the stall.

    I usually portion the hay into the wheelbarrow ahead of time if I am going to be in a rush.
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        01-17-2013, 09:38 PM
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    I kissed my horse the other day only to find out he had slept in his pee spot... Tasty...
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        01-17-2013, 10:21 PM
    Green Broke
    I have no idea as I smell like a horse as soon as I get out of the truck. There is one woman that comes to the barn and she goes and gets the horse she rides, groom, tacks him up, rides etc and she is just as clean leaving as she was when she got there. I think she has a magic bubble.
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        01-17-2013, 11:05 PM
    I use sweatpants that are a bit to big and put them on over my pants, and then toss on a rain jacket. The rain jacket material is nearly impossible for the hay to stick to, unlike sweatshirts
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