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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Weekly Task Challenge: Trailer Safety Check Time!

If you don't know what to do, have little time, or just feeling stuck, try the weekly task as a way to at least do something with your horse! (It just may motivate you to do more!)

This week's challenge is all about getting your trailer ready! Can you believe it is May already? Time to get to horsey play dates, shows, trail rides, or whatever your pleasure is.

Recently, I removed everything from my trailer, assessed the floor boards, mats, any rust, and just did a basic spring cleaning. I plan to take it to a body shop for an estimate and in the least, when the weather breaks, give is a nice bath, buffing, and wax job. In addition, I need to evaluate my first-aid kit, put the tack back in it that I believe belongs, emergency road kit, get paperwork in order (registration and inspection), and so much more! Tires, did anyone say tires? Be sure to check yours for cracks, trad wear, and of course, proper inflation (don't forget the spare). Hauling a horse is a great responsibility not to be taken lightly.

I challenge you this week to do much of what I've done and certainly share more tips and ideas here in the comments section!

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