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    Default Starting a boarding barn, what to have in the barn (supplies)

    Okay so I am curious...I know that there is a thread out there somewhere, but I couldnt find it.

    When having your own barn what supplies should you have stored away? These are some of the things I have in mine.

    Salts
    Vet Wrap
    Needles
    Syringes
    Betamine
    Ace (small amount from vet)


    What do you have in your barn? Especially if you have boarders?
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    Aww man, too much stuff has been accumulated over the years....
    In addition to the things you listed, I find that it's useful to have this stuff on hand:

    Telfa pads and gauze pads in assorted sizes,
    rolled cotton and maxi pads
    bute paste
    Tucoprim powder (or SMZ's)
    anitbiotic ointment
    anitbiotic eye ointment and saline solution for flushing eyes
    betadine
    chlorhexidine
    towels & wash cloths
    several extra buckets of various sizes
    Y'all ain't right!



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    some serious kool-aide



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    Good insurance policy.
    Bute
    Banamine
    Dexamethazone
    First aid kit with everything you might need-ask your vet for recommendations as to what to keep on hand and put it all in a good tool box that can be easily carried out to the field in an emergency or put in the trailer. Keep the extra supplies in a place that everyone knows where to find it for emergencies.
    All the normal barn supplies of extra buckets, feeders, rakes, muck buckets, tools to fix things, etc.
    An emergency plan if you had to evacuate horses.
    Emergency generator.
    Air compressor.
    Good source for hay, feed, shavings, etc...whether you pick it up or they deliver.
    At least two vets for on call emergencies.
    Boarding contract that allows you to legally get rid of a boarder if there is a problem and to help you collect money that might be overdue.

    There are many links on the message board to give you more ideas but hope some of this helps. Good luck with your barn and have fun.



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    Don't forget....

    Pre-cut styrofoam pads and duct tape for laminitic emergencies.
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    Geez - you are overlooking the basics

    bottle of tequila (or alcohol of choice) for having to deal with stressful situations
    painkillers (human) for when the boarder's horse tries to kill you
    mood calmers / antidepressants (human) for when you want to kill boarder(s)
    strong sense of humor - the only way you'll ever be able to make it

    There is a reason I no longer take boarders....... although I may take on a horse from time to time, usually for a friend or if I get a housemate that has a horse and wants to share some chores.... although those are hard to find (that are neat and responsible and like dogs).



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    Two dammit dolls. One for the boarders to share, hung conspicuously in the tack room, and one just for you, hidden away so no one can snitch it.
    Full-time bargain hunter.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldenmare View Post
    Geez - you are overlooking the basics

    bottle of tequila (or alcohol of choice) for having to deal with stressful situations
    painkillers (human) for when the boarder's horse tries to kill you
    mood calmers / antidepressants (human) for when you want to kill boarder(s)
    strong sense of humor - the only way you'll ever be able to make it

    There is a reason I no longer take boarders....... although I may take on a horse from time to time, usually for a friend or if I get a housemate that has a horse and wants to share some chores.... although those are hard to find (that are neat and responsible and like dogs).
    No worries about the tequilia...thats my secret supply stash...dont just want anyone to get to that But sadly Im not a tequila fan...but I have a fully stocked cabinet!
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    "sadly Im not a tequila fan."

    Well, I suppose that proves that no one is perfect..... but that being the main ingredient in my famous "midnight margharitas", well..... you'll just have to try one one of these days.

    Those, the recliner and some Louis Armstrong - aaaahhhh, the world becomes a much better place!!!



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    Duct Tape
    Baling Twine
    Scissors
    Scrap paper
    A dry erase board (large) and dry markers, or chalkboard and chalk/eraser for both
    Stick pins
    Bucket/tub washing soap/scrub brush
    Lime/stall deoderizer
    Broom--floor and vertical broom for getting small piles and cobwebs/dust pan
    Rake
    Hammer
    Wrench
    Screw Driver
    Wire cutters
    Hack saw
    Long nails appropriate for boards
    A few extra 2 x4 boards
    A refrigerator with a freezer section
    Bags of frozen peas
    Battery charger for fence batteries and tractor batteries
    Connections to someone who can repair a tractor
    Plastic chairs to sit in
    A table to eat lunch on
    Blanket bars
    Saddle racks
    Bridle hooks
    Mounting block
    Arena toys (jump standards, cups and rails, dressage letters, barrels, etc.)

    And, most importantly...a lot of booze stock piled at home!

    Are you sure you want to do this...?



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldenmare View Post
    "sadly Im not a tequila fan."

    Well, I suppose that proves that no one is perfect..... but that being the main ingredient in my famous "midnight margharitas", well..... you'll just have to try one one of these days.

    Those, the recliner and some Louis Armstrong - aaaahhhh, the world becomes a much better place!!!
    I don't know...I might have to switch over...making it sound really TEMPTING!!! lol You'll have to pass that recipe on and I'll let you know
    Forrest Gump, 15, OTTB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief2 View Post

    Bags of frozen peas

    And, most importantly...a lot of booze stock piled at home!

    Are you sure you want to do this...?
    Lol...Bag of frozen peas??????

    Yeah I have a FULLY stocked booze pile before I have everything else...fully prepared on this end!!
    Forrest Gump, 15, OTTB
    Little Bit Indian, 27, TB

    Owner of Spur of the Moment, Custom made spur straps! Find us on Facebook



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    The frozen peas are for icing hard to wrap areas (i.e. the hock)
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    Yeah, frozen peas.

    You see, the boarders will take any and all ice you have on hand for injuries and drinks, but they'll never touch the frozen peas. You wrap them onto injuries instead of using ice, then refreeze the bags and use them again and again. Three bags should just about do it. Frozen peas are marvelous!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief2 View Post
    Yeah, frozen peas.

    You see, the boarders will take any and all ice you have on hand for injuries and drinks, but they'll never touch the frozen peas. You wrap them onto injuries instead of using ice, then refreeze the bags and use them again and again. Three bags should just about do it. Frozen peas are marvelous!
    Ahh good call...Frozen peas it is!!!!!
    Forrest Gump, 15, OTTB
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    Nobody said lots of hay hay and more hay. LOL. Hidden in the hay have lots of boose boose and more boose. You're gonna need it believe me.



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    Hey CSWL Fairy -

    check your PMs - invitation to enjoy Midnight Margharitas (although they will be consumed in daytime!) - will even dig out the Harry Nilsson cd to go with the Louis Armstrong cds...

    Oldenmare



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldenmare View Post
    There is a reason I no longer take boarders....... although I may take on a horse from time to time, usually for a friend or if I get a housemate that has a horse and wants to share some chores.... although those are hard to find (that are neat and responsible and like dogs).
    That's the reason I do retirement boarding.

    The owners drop off beloved old Dobbin, kiss him on the nose and then I don't see them for a year!

    I send out pictures and report cards to keep them happy.



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