You know you need to get your horse stuff ready for fall, but don’t know where to start? Are the fewer hours of sunlight getting to you? Yeah, me too.
This Equestrian Autumn To-do List will help you target and cross those things off your list. Don’t be impressed by the size of it. Some items are quite fast but often overlooked, and others take a bit of time. Remember! One bite at a time – You’ve got this!
Your to-do list
Remember to do one thing at a time and plan longer tasks by putting them in your personal to-do list or calendar. In the end, it will be worth the peace of mind.
Tack includes your saddle, bridle, boots, polos, wraps and saddle pads. You may have more stuff, but that’s the bulk of it!
- Clean and condition tack thoroughly.
- Waterproof your tack.
- Inspect for cracks and stretching and have any damage repaired. Replace tack as needed.
- Check your saddle’s fit or plan to have a saddle fitter come out.
- Go through your saddle pad collection. Wash your saddle pads and recycle the old ones.
- Stud your hoof boots, if you use them.
For example, your brushes, hoof picks, grooming gloves, sponges, towels, etc.
- Disinfect your brushes, especially your hoof pick, and brush box.
- Donate or sell any brushes you haven’t used in ages.
- Go through your horse products and first aid kit. Throw out the very old or expired ones.
- Fix tears and missing buckles.
- Donate or sell old blankets that no longer fit.
- Wash using a blanket wash and rinse.
- Waterproof your horse’s rain and winter blankets.
- Go through your riding clothes to see if they still fit or need to be replaced.
- Clean and condition your summer riding boots and chaps.
- Pull out your winter riding gear
- Waterproof your winter gear.
- Stock up on heat packs.
- Check your helmet’s expiry or manufacture date. They should be replaced every 5 years or after a fall.
Would you rather have a printable version of the Equestrian Autumn To-do List? Here it is!
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