The Basics Of Any Horse Riding Center

People engage in horse riding as a recreational activity, competitive sport or even as a hobby.  However, given the high cost of maintaining horses and the community rules about rearing animals, especially in urban areas, most people subscribe to a horse riding club or center or pay hourly fees when they need to ride. The horse riding centers are tasked with the day to day care of the horses, the maintenance of the riding grounds and the stables. 

Waste Management 

Proper waste management for horse riding centersWaste management is important in promoting the health and wellbeing of the horses and the employees. Examples of waste products in horse riding centers include the horse droppings, dirty hay and pastures, waste products from grooming activities, damaged horse grooming and riding equipment, human waste, packaging materials for different items and so on. The center therefore requires proper packaging waste management practices, bio waste management processes and proper electronic waste management standards.

The stables and the riding center must comply with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment standards and rules as the electrical waste can pollute the air, water and soil rendering the grounds unsuitable for horse rearing and riding over time. This means that all electrical and electronic waste, including telephone devices, computers, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves if any and point of sale equipment is collected and delivered to the nearest weee centers. Environmental responsibility falls squarely on all citizens and therefore everyone must play their role even in instances where nobody would immediately notice if they did not adhere to the standards.

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Taking Care of the horses

The main reason why people flock to these centers is to ride the horses and as such, the center must put in the required work to ensure good health among the horses. But what does this entail?

First, the center must have suitable stables for all the horses. These stables must be in an appropriate size based on the size of the horses, regularly cleaned, well aerated, have an adequate and proper sleeping area, dry and free from any perils or sharp objects and protected from adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, sun and extreme wind. This way, the horses can get adequate rests during the nights or any other time as may be necessary.

Second, the employees must check in on the horses at least twice every day. This ensures that any signs of sickness are caught on time and treated accordingly. The horses must also be vaccinated as per requirements and dewormed on a regular basis. It also ensures that any animal or person preying on the horses is caught before irreparable damage can be inflicted.

Third, the horses must be groomed on a regular basis and using the appropriate tools and care.

Fourth, ensure that the horses have a customised routine. This routine must include exercise, proper and suitable feeding, adequate resting time and where necessary, the center could define the type of activity each horse is suitable for and ensure that they engage in this activity regularly. Where available, the horses could be left to graze on fields but care must be exercised to prevent ingestion of poisonous plants or waste items. The horses must also have access to fresh drinking water throughout.