If possible, leave your horse at your trailer when hauling instead of tying to shared rails.
Bring your own buckets. If you don’t have your own with you, wash any bucket you use with soap and water at a minimum. You can also soak them in dilute bleach…which brings us to a little known fact:
4: Bleach has a secret weakness
One important thing to remember about bleach: it is very quickly inactivated by any organic material. This means wood, leather, poop, mucous, and more.
If you are using bleach to sterilize, make sure to pre-wash first so you get any residue out of the way. Don’t forget that bleach will only work well on nonporous materials like plastic.
5: While we’re talking about water buckets,
The end of the water hose can become contaminated if it is dunked into a bucket while filling. Make sure you hold it above the water while you are filling your buckets. This is a good idea at home, but extra important when travelling or showing.
6: Sharing isn’t always caring
Bring your own grooming equipment and tack. Do not swap equipment between horses. Contaminated bits are a very effective way to transmit bacteria.
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