Tuesday, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Best Practices for Equestrians

We're living in strange, unprecedented times right now with the COVID-19 outbreak but we know how important it is for equestrians to be able to ride and for many horses to continue in regular work. So today we are sharing a great article from our friends over at Eventing Nation with some best practices and things to keep in mind when visiting the barn and riding your horse! After all, safety for everyone during these times is top priority.

"As worldwide concerns about COVID-19 continues to grow, our #1 priority is the safety of our equestrian community.

'If you participate in or hold equestrian activities in the next 45 days, we ask that you treat the CDC/WHO guidelines for COVID-19 social distancing with the same commitment you would give strangles prevention protocols. That includes:

  • A minimum space barrier of six feet between yourself and other people at all times
  • No more than 10 people in an area or present at an activity at one time
  • Disinfecting all common surfaces/items handled by multiple people

"COVID-19 person-to-person transmission primarily occurs when an infected person sends out respiratory droplets via either sneezing or coughing. Please practice and enforce the six feet social distancing rule until it becomes second nature to you. That means no hacking out horses side-by-side, no casual chats with friends in the tack room, and no standing next to one another watching a clinic.'

"While less common, a person can also contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. The team who cares for your horses will be under considerable strain to disinfect common surfaces and limit your exposure risk. Expect that shared barn items like pitchforks, pencils, wheelbarrows, hoses, etc. are off limits for the next 45 days (Eventingnation.com)." 
To read the rest of the article click here!

To learn how Team MLE can continue to help your business navigate these uncertain times (remotely by the way!) learn about our services at: www.mythiclanding.com  Stay safe everyone!! 

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