Discover some simple stable yard rules that’ll help keep all yard-goers happy in our ‘top-tip’ article below.
Horses are expensive animals to keep, they of course need to be cared for yet should be enjoyed at the same time.
Too many yards have problems with arguments, fall-outs, and unnecessary upset. This in turn will impact the horse’s well-being and owner’s enjoyment.
Here are some simple stable yard rules to help keep all equestrians and their horses happy campers …
- If you get it out, put it back
- If you open it, close it
- If you unlock it, lock it back up
- If you switch it on, switch it off
- If you have used it, put it back where you found it
- If it’s not yours, don’t help yourself
- Always ask before using other people’s things
- Don’t leave one horse alone in the field if all their field mates have been brought in
- Remove droppings from schooling areas and riding fields
- Be pleasant to other yard ‘goers’
- Keep the noise down, horses need peace and tranquillity to feel safe and happy
- Don’t pass judgment unless requested, and only do so in a kind constructive way
- Don’t talk about people ‘behind their back’
- Understand people do things differently
- If you make a mess (that includes your horse) clean up after yourself
- If you’ve got a problem or are concerned about a horse go to the yard owner/manager, your problem doesn’t have to be everyone else’s….
Top tip: Print this out and stick it on the tack room notice board!