Poo picking and paddock maintenance is an important aspect of Horse Care. But it isn't easy nor enjoyable for most horse owners. Below is our guide to help make poo picking a little easier this year.
Work Out Your Schedule
Some horse owners prefer the 'little and often' technique. Depending on the size of your paddock, and how many horses you have will help determine how 'little' and how 'often' is for you. For most horse owners, little and often maybe half a wheelbarrow a day. Alternatively, you may find that a longer poo picking session once a week works better for you.
Poo picking can sometimes feel tedious and boring. Why not make poo picking more enjoyable? Pop-in some headphones, listen to a horsey podcast or vlog whilst you work. Your time poo picking can be well spent listening to tips and tricks from famous riders or hearing about the latest equine news and gossip.
The Right Tools
There's nothing worse than filling your wheelbarrow full of heavy droppings ready to take to the muck heap only to realise you've got a flat tyre. Similarly, having back ache or blisters on your hands whilst you're trying to get the job done makes poo picking even more of a chore. Using the right tools will prevent pain and keep you comfortable whilst you're working. Long-handled tools are often back saving and can prevent an achy back. Tools with rubber or padded handles will prevent blisters and sores on your hands.
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