Pack the Duct Tape

Trail Rider - - SADDLEBAG SAVVY -

Just as you reg­u­larly check your horse’s home en­vi­ron­ment for po­ten­tial haz­ards, also check his ac­com­mo­da­tions on the road. Walk the tem­po­rary stall or pen, and check for any sharp edges, or pro­trud­ing nails or screws.

Use duct tape to smooth over rough edges be­fore you al­low your horse to en­ter his tem­po­rary home. A $5 roll of tape may save you $300 if your horse cuts him­self and re­quires stitches, or catches an eye.

Let the overnight-sta­bling or camp­ground man­ager know about any haz­ards, and make sure it’s okay to use duct tape.

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