Flu/Covid Season Guidelines
As we move into the cold and flu season and our county occurrences of Covid-19 increases, so must our procedures here at the barn. Please do not take risks with your health and safety, or that of others. If you, or anyone in your family, has been directly exposed to the virus or are exhibiting symptoms of illness (including fever, cough, body aches, etc.), please do not come to the barn. In an effort to keep you, our staff, and our horses healthy, we ask for your cooperation with our updated guidelines explained below.
We hope you and yours are all staying safe and healthy! We can assure you the horses are!
Here is an update regarding our policies surrounding the increase of COVID-19 risk and flu season:
We are encouraging the use of masks when interacting with other people at the barn. When at the barn, please maintain a distance of 6 feet minimum from other clients.
~ When you arrive at the barn, please first wash your hands with soap and water in the bathroom. We recommend washing with soap and water just before you leave as well.
~ Please cough/sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, and refrain from touching your face.
~ We do recommend wearing gloves at all times while at the barn, and washing them frequently.
~ No one other than boarders/leasers and employees will be allowed in the alleyway between the stalls, and no non-boarder students in the tack room, NO EXCEPTIONS. Employees and boarders/leasers only, and only one at a time. Horses will be brought up by an employee - please do not enter stall areas.
~ All tack used in lessons will be cleaned after each lesson is completed, and all grooming equipment will be disinfected regularly throughout the day.
~ Limit of 2 observers per student/lesson
(exceptions may be made with advance notice & approval)
~ Stall areas & fields are off-limits to non-employees. Only employees are allowed in these areas until further notice.
~ We ask that parents remain in their car until the lesson begins and return to their car as soon as the lesson concludes. Please do not wait near the tack room. Parents of children under 6 may park closer to the tacking area. ONLY students or employees are allowed in the tack room.
~Deck between arenas is for instructors only. Additional seating is available at all arenas but must be disinfected after each use Please. You may bring your own chair.
~ To minimize exposure, please plan to not spend any extra time at the barn. At this time we will keep the lounge open for access to the refrigerator and microwave but request that you do not congregate in there.
~ It is preferred that students have their own helmets. If using a helmet provided by Future Hope, it will be sanitized before and after each lesson with a chlorhexidine solution. Boarders will be required to use only their own equipment, and we strongly suggest that you disinfect it regularly. Below are a few links to helmets (please make sure they are SEI Certified). Also, we have included links to grooming kits if you are interested in purchasing one to minimize contact:
We wish you all continued health!
Danielle, Ann, Robinne, and Chelsea
We are a FULL CARE facility. We have excellent staff in place to make sure your horses are well cared for, safe, healthy and happy. There will be no disruption to your horses’ normal routine. We give daily medicines and can give IM injections. If there is anything we can do to make it easier to self-quarantine, please let us know and we will be happy to do so.
Please do not take risks with your health and safety, or that of others. If you, or anyone in your family, has been directly exposed to the virus or are exhibiting symptoms of illness (including fever, cough, body aches, etc.), please do not come to the barn.
We recognize that these are challenging times, and we very much appreciate your support in our efforts.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you navigate this challenging time or if you are self isolating, please let us know so we can happily send you updates on your horse.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!