For this week's blog post I thought I would change things up a bit and give you the top equine tips that our group members of Cappy's Barn gave us.
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So before I give your their top tips, a big thank you to Jamie Kroh Jones, Kay Frederick, Carrie Dobrin, Casey Gidian Brottman, Ivy Walker Bartasis and Sharon Nicholls for your words of wisdom. Alright, here they are:
- Listen to trainers who truly have your best interest first and not your wallet.
- Don't wait til snow is on the ground to start that "desperate" hay search.
- Patience and humor.
- Don't panic unless your trainer does!
- In heat like this, spray bottles sometimes build up enough pressure that the sprayer part actually starts leaking. Too expensive to waste fly sprayer, etc, so I loosen the cap of the bottle slightly after using , even on the ones that have the spray/can't spray nozzles.
- Have plenty of money.
- LISTEN to people who have been there, done that and can prove it! Becareful of wannabe trainers!
- ALWAYS keep your stirrups rolled up when not in the saddle. Seen several horses go to bite fly and their jaws get caught in the iron. Rarely a good outcome for horse or rider.
- If your saving money to buy a horse, save triple in a separate account because your purchase horse will be the least amount you'll spend on it, no matter what the purchase price is.
- Know when to quit, or as I like to say, live to ride another day!!!
There you have it! Thank you ladies for sharing your words of wisdom with all of us.