8 TIPS TO HELP YOU SMILE WHILE YOU MUCK!

8 TIPS TO HELP YOU SMILE WHILE YOU MUCK!

It’s early in the morning.  If you are lucky you have remembered to put the timer on the coffee pot last night and your coffee is ready.  You grab a cup as you head on out to the barn.  The horses can hear you before you even open the door of the house and the whinnying gets louder as you approach the barn.  

 

The day has begun and with it your least favorite activity, but alas, it’s a necessary one.  After the horses are fed and turned out it’s time to muck the stalls.  Let me help you smile while you muck with these 8 tips...

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Is Your Barn Ready for the Second Wave? 6 Tips to Keep Your Barn Safe

 Is Your Barn Ready for the Second Wave?   6 Tips to Keep Your Barn Safe
We got through the first wave, now the second wave is upon us.   Many of us are tired, anxious and have run out of energy, yet here we are facing a second wave on top of the regular flu season.  It is not the time to be complacent, rather, it's time to be even more vigilant if we want to get through this.  
 
Uncertainty in the world continues.  
 
As a barn manager how can we continue to move forward and continue to provide a safe place for our boarders?  

It’s time to re-visit  your operational guidelines in six key areas:
            Policies and Guidelines
            Staffing
            Lessons/Clinics
            General Barn Maintenance
            Sanitization 
            Communication Strategy

What is working, what needs to be 'massaged' and what needs to be totally changed.   Here are 6 tips to help guide you...


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7 Things to Consider Before Loaning Your Farm Equipment

7 Things to Consider Before Loaning Your Farm Equipment
You have just bought your first horse trailer.  It’s a simple one, but even the simple bumper, 2 horse with a small tack room can cost $15,000+.   Add your truck, $35,000 plus gas and you’re talking $50,000.   
 
What about your tractor?  A simple tractor like a New Holland 2210 – 35HP ($30,000) plus hay mower attachment ($8,000) hay rake ($8,000) plus small square baler a baler plus a 60HP Tractor $150,000.
 
While these are all ballpark figures based on used and new equipment and can vary depending on what the equipment is being used for and the horsepower needed, you get the drift.  You have lots of money tied up in these essential assets to run your farm. 
 
One day a friend or family member asks to ‘borrow’ it.  What do you do?  
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