Wash Stall Equipment
Wash Stall Equipment
By: Cheryl McNamee-Sutor
The following equipment should always be kept in a wash stall, where horse owners and boarders can easily access them. Keep everything up-to-date and refill bottles whenever necessary. Always make sure supplies in the First Aid Kit are immediately replaced upon use to ensure the supplies will always be readily available to you. Keep all items off the ground-level in a wall-mounted rack that will allow proper air-flow for the items to dry. Allowing the items to remain wet may result in the spreading of bacteria and fungus. Here are the items that are needed:
>> Equine shampoo and conditioner all stored in a wall-mounted rack (whitening products are optional).
>> A leave-on coat conditioner and moisturizer (avoid sillicone based products).
>> A rubber curry comb and a stiff brush for scrubbing manure and grass stains.
>> Hoof care items such as a hoofpick/brush (for before bathing) and hoof conditioner (for after bathing).
>> Metal and plastic/rubber sweat scrapers to remove excess water from the horse’s coat.
>> Small towel or wash cloth (this always comes in handy when you least expect it).
>> Several sponges of different sizes and colors. It is a good idea to label the sponges according to their use (example: use on face, use on body, use on rear).
>> Equine First Aid Kit. Including ointments for small injuries and sun-burn, such as Horseman’s Dream and Bag Balm.
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About the author:
Cheryl’s goal is to educate horse owners on how to develop a trusting and respectful partnership with their horses. The training methods she uses and teaches are ones that promote a horse’s confidence and willingness to please.
As the President of Equusite.com (The Ultimate Horse Resource), Cheryl teaches her methods of horsemanship online in a simple step-by-step fashion to ensure that horsemen and women of all ages and disciplines are able to understand and use her methods easily.
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