7 Ways to Make your Barn Visits More Enjoyable

1. Pick up a snack or have food on hand so you’re hydrated and have enough energy to ride effectively

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Just go easy on the carbs so you’re not uncomfortably full.

 

2. Keep your tack and equipment organized so you don’t waste time searching

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…or find something living in your locker.

 

3. Stay out of barn drama and gossip

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Not only it is time consuming, but sooner or later it will be about you and your horse.

 

4. Have a training goal or purpose to your ride

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 If you’re going to only put in half the effort, you’re not doing you or your horse any favours. Go for a hack instead.

 

5. Be aware of your horse’s mood that day and how it might affect your schooling session

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6. … or your own mood for that matter.

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Don’t spend the whole time fighting with your horse. Give him/her a nice brush and call it a day.

 

7. Remember why you’re there… because you love your horse!

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…and there’s always wine at home if your barn visit was a fail. Try again tomorrow!