Open doors 1-4, put up saddle racks, put Music On (press play, shuffle & then repeat on remote).
Unlock feedroom, tackroom & both doors to apple store.
Listen to answering machine messages for plan.
Put radio on in tackroom.
Bicycle down (if more than 4 horses in plan, put up ropes, to heard up horses.) & check ‘fixed’ ropes on track, are closed and not left open by accident.
Now all horses in Corral – tied up & gates closed.
Section of hay for horses staying in corral.
Herd horses up to yard, bicycle up behind horses (keep carrot stick on you always).
Fence Horses in between Gate to Yard & attach Small Rope to Fenceline. Then headcollar up & lead horses into Stables.
Drop Ropes Across Drive to Allow Car Access – do not tie ropes up.
In Yard – 8:30
Use stables 1 to 4 & use tie rings by feed mangers for ridden horses.
Use stables 1 to 4 & use tie rings on walls for washing & Trimming horses – ie 2 horses per stable.
No stall chains or doors closed. (If 5 ridden horses in yard – use stables 1 to 4 and stable 6)
Winter: If hooves very muddy, take 1 horse at a time to wash area and hose worst mud down.
Keep area between feedroom door and hose area free of mud. Hose after hosing horses.
Put tack out on saddle racks in yard, for ridden horses.
Put out 2 x skip buckets & gloves (in-between stables 1 and 2, & 3 and 4). Use pegs to secure gloves on tie ring.
Tacking up Horses
Remove rug (see page “How to Put Rug on & Off” in Tack section)
Groom ridden horses (see “Daily Grooming” in Grooming section.).
Skip out stables if any mess.
Sweep stable door run – e.g. outside stables being used, including wash area to feedroom door area. Including brushing in stable door wells to make square shape, approx 1-2 feet back from door.
Put water in buckets with 1 sponge and 2 sponge-brushes per bucket and put between 1 & 2, and 3 & 4 – accessible to both stables.
Finished – 9:15
Check Week Plan
- Check work on Weeks 1 – 4 Lists.
Start Washing & Trimming the “Tuesday” Groomed Horses
9.20 Now See: “Washing & Grooming Day” page in Grooming Section.
9:30 – Once Ridden Horse have left Yard – feed ‘grooming’ horses – move over to feed manager tie rings (only when feeding oats)
10.15 – finished grooming horses.
10:15 – Skip out stables (see page “Skipping Out”).
10:15 – Groomed Horse if fed now move groomed horses back to railing tie rings, so ridden horses can be fed when back once they come back into yard.
Feed Corral Horses
10:25 – Feed oats to horses in corral – take buckets down using wheelbarrow & leave them eating oats.
Back to Yard
11:00 – Clean Velcro on the Rugs of Horses washed & Groomed – i.e. clean velcro – see page here for vital info.
Continue work on Weeks 1 – 4 Lists & Monthly Year Plan work
We are back in yard between 10:30 & 11am
11:00 Clean daily tack. See section “Tack”, page: “Cleaning Tack” – takes 10-15 minutes
Turning Horse Out from Yard
Again – bicycle down behind horses if herding. (remember carrot stick always)
Before Leaving Corral Area:-
- Check Headcollars tidy, Carrot Stick & school sticks in place.
- Check Corral Gate closed with 2 catches.
- Little School Field & Silver Birch Gate is Closed.
- Sissors / penknife & all kit used from haybarn put away / door closed top & bottom.
11:45 Back in Yard
- 11:45 Clean (hose) feed buckets inside & out (clean outside bottom & sides with Green Sponge Scourer kept on hook in wash area)
- wipe base dry and put in feedroom, fill with oats and water, ready for next day
11:45 Skip Out stables w / remove/ expose any wet patches / clean any marks on walls / loosen aerate bedding & level beds(with shaving fork) / brush door wells.
12.00 Blow Yard & Clean up yard & finish last things (30 minutes max)
12.30 Ring in & speak to Sarah for any updates / any supplies needed leave message answer machine
12:35 – 1.15 – finish
3 Week Grooming Horse Rota
– Tigerlily, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Northern Star, Kiss Me Cupid
– Ace of Hearts, Duchess and Desteny
– Krugerrand, Ace of Diamonds, Scarlett & Sahara