Getting some spring cleaning done in your horse barn after a long, hard winter can be a great way to shake off the winter blues and get things in order for the coming spring and summer months.
Here’s some tips for spring cleaning in the barn.
Things tend to pile up over the winter. Take some time during your spring cleaning to get rid of clutter or unused items and organize the things you do need.
Use color schemes to organize tack and supplies by their corresponding horse; this helps prevent things from getting jumbled or confused.
Invest in hooks and labeled storage bins to get things out from off the floor or cluttering table tops in the tack room.
It’s also a good idea to take this time to restock your first-aid kits - both human and equine.
After everything has been organized and put where it goes, make sure that all staff and boarders understand the new system to help maintain it.
Deep Spring Clean
There’s nothing quite like the first beautiful day of spring after a long, cold winter. Open up all windows and doors wherever possible to allow fresh air to flow through the barn and get to work on doing a deep clean to welcome spring.
Your spring cleaning list should include:
- Scrubbing and disinfecting all water troughs and buckets
- Removing all bedding in stalls down to the mat before scrubbing and disinfecting
- Clean and disinfect grooming tools
- Sweep cobwebs and dust off the walls
- Wash the walls
- Drag arena
Take a detailed look at all aspects of your property. This is a perfect time to make any repairs that are needed around the farm, such as:
- Mend fences
- Fill holes in pastures, paddocks and paths
- Remove hazardous branches/fallen trees around the property
- Make repairs to doors and windows in the barn
- Ensure that all fire detectors are in working condition
Paddock Blade: Easier Paddock Care
It’s likely that you’ve got a lot on your spring to-do list.
Paddock Blade’s paddock cleaning tool can help ensure that you spend less time out in the paddocks and more time getting things done to prepare your barn for spring and summer.
The Paddock Blade is an innovative tool that will allow you to clean your paddocks in just a fraction of the time it usually takes.
The universal hitch allows it to be hooked to any ATV, UTE, ride-on mower, or vehicle.
Tow it behind you as you drive through the paddock and watch as the Paddock Blade captures the manure and contains it for easy disposal once you’re finished.
Less time spent picking out the paddocks means you’ll have more time to spend getting your barn clean and ready for the warmer months to come.
Following the tips we’ve provided here, you’ll be well on your way to getting your barn clean and organized with a deep spring cleaning.
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