Taking care of the place you own is an important investment. Although this sounds like work for two people all year around, it is all about structuring the tasks and keeping an overview of when it needs to be done, so you don’t need to wait for the next lock down to get it all done at once. It is easier to keep it clean than to make it clean. Tanya Bennetsen
Add these things to your weekly list of tasks:
- If you have a riding arena, you most likely have the right tools to maintain it. When you harrow your arena, do the courtyard as well if it is gravel. That way you prevent weed from growing.
- Get rid of weeds and plants.
- Clean the tack room properly by sweeping, organizing the tack, clean the floor and dust the products that are not in the cupboards.
Add these things to your yearly list of tasks:
- Spray weed killers in the spring; there are plenty of chemical free weed killer products on the market.
- Clean and disinfect the horse stalls and the trailer/lorry. Disinfection also helps prevent human transmission of disease to horses. Remember to clean the area prior to disinfecting.
Plan your tasks to keep an overview of everything that needs to be done, and when you did it last time. When was the grass cut last? When was the weed removed? When was the arena painted last time? When was the roof cleaned? The boxes disinfected? The gutters rinsed?