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post #1 of 33 Old 04-18-2015, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Barn dos and donts

Hello, im not really new to horses, i have been riding for 1 1/2 years. So I'm still pretty fresh though.

I was wondering if you guys could give a list of some random dos and donts you have learned over the years of being in the barn. For example, "don't walk your horse under the cross ties"

Just wondering, thank you!
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post #2 of 33 Old 04-18-2015, 11:23 AM
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Don't climb through the electric fence until you make sure it isn't on.

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post #3 of 33 Old 04-18-2015, 01:00 PM
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Don't climb through the electric fence until you make sure it isn't on.
I second this as someone who's experienced the electric fence one too many times O.O
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post #4 of 33 Old 04-18-2015, 08:49 PM
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Leave the barn how you found it.

Keep brooms, rakes, and buckets where you found them

If an indoor is available: clean your poop after using said indoor.

Don't use other boarders items.

Don't treat other horses unless you ask.

And last but not least, use your ears more than your mouth.
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post #5 of 33 Old 04-19-2015, 01:50 AM
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Don't leave halters laying on the ground.
And make sure there are no chickens climbing around in the indoor arena rafters before you ride, unless I'm the only one with that problem.
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... make sure there are no chickens climbing around in the indoor arena rafters before you ride ...

Okey-dokey.
I will do that from now on.
With a smile. :)
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Do not move the scissors. EVER.
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post #8 of 33 Old 04-19-2015, 08:30 AM
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Don't leave halters laying on the ground.
And make sure there are no chickens climbing around in the indoor arena rafters before you ride, unless I'm the only one with that problem.
Or peacocks. They scream like a woman in trouble, and you and your horse will be in the rafters with them.

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post #9 of 33 Old 04-19-2015, 09:07 AM
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Pick your manure out of the arena after you ride. Frozen poop hurts hooves.

Call "DOOR" BEFORE you enter the door. The call is to announce that you will be coming through the door....not that you have already walked through the door silently, spooked a horse and then decided to announce yourself. (pet peeve) :)

Always, always, always keep the feed room door closed so that a horse cannot get in.
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Don't give unsolicited advise. Turn out lights, check that gates are closed properly.
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