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post #1 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Work from 8:30 to 4:30

I was just wandring
When do you go to the stable or barn if you work from 8:30 to 4:30 or from 9 to 5 at the office.

And if you go in the morning what do you do about the stable smell?

I ask because Im new in going to the stable and sometimes i go in the morning and sometimes in my break. but i know i smell when i get back to the office.
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post #2 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 04:33 PM
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My animals don't have much of stable smell because they live outside [I've found stabled horses tend to smell more strongly than ones that are out to's weird. haha] but I have a "barn coat" and "barn shoes" that I switch out of in my car after the barn, and that usually takes care of the smell for me. You could always bring a change of pants as well....

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post #3 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 04:55 PM
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My horse is on full livery so I go around 3-4 times a week.

I work Monday-Thursday and will go on my day off and on Wednesday night after work. I get change at work before going to the yard but only put clean jodhpurs and riding clothes so it doesn`t smell !
I never go in the morning before work (the yard is too far from work and my house !)
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post #4 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 05:08 PM
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You get up early, go there late. I've always just done minimal things in the morning, like a quick unrug, and done the more involved things in the afternoon.
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post #5 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 05:24 PM
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I'm very lucky in that I work 2 minutes from my barn (about a 20 minute drive from home). I see my horses before and after work every day. I keep a duffle bag of spare barn clothes, and a bag of "work clothes" in my car, and I keep multiple pairs of boots and shoes in my trunk in plastic shopping bags. That way I always have smelly "barn clothes/boots" and clean stuff to swap into if I get slobbered on. The biggest thing is the boots/shoes. I also keep baby wipes and body spray in my car to clean up with.
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post #6 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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I have in my car stable boots. But i like the idea of a coat too. I will tray that. Thank you.
My office is about 10 min from the stable 5 min if no traffic that is why sometimes its hard not to go to the stable and see my mare.

I also like the idea of changing my cloth at the office.

Im trying to get my self in a routine for the weekday. Because sometimes i feel like i keep running from one place to another. Just thinking about it now I'm already tiered. hehehe
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 05:37 PM
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When I was horse sitting and I has to muck and feed befoe my office job (at a cosmetic surgery practice no less!) I'd get dressed for work then throw sweats/pjs over my cloths. When I was done I stripped all down and away I went! They only time I shower is if I know I'll be working in the OR.
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post #8 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 05:45 PM
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I've used mechanics coveralls and barn boots that were easy to get on and off. I've never needed them, but there are insulated coveralls for the winter also.
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post #9 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 06:26 PM
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Carhharts ....the overalls. Slip them on over your work clothes.

Hardest thing for me in the winter is 'hat head'. I haven't figured that one out yet.
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post #10 of 18 Old 12-30-2014, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sarahfromsc View Post
Carhharts ....the overalls. Slip them on over your work clothes.

Hardest thing for me in the winter is 'hat head'. I haven't figured that one out yet.
For the hat hair, do a very tight low pony tail when at the barn. When you leave, undo the pony tail, bend at waist and comb your fingers through your hair and brush out. If it's still a bit flat, add a tiny bit of volumizer spray, it really works wonders.

I do the coveralls and boots in their own tote in the trunk. If I feel like I have an odor, I carry scented wipes (or baby wipes with a fragrance as they're cheaper and there is more of them per pack.) and wipe down with them. I might also spritz a little perfume or body spray on myself and the clothes I'm wearing for work/ school. Ad some basic makeup if needed and I'm done.
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