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Cold... Flu... & Covid... Oh my!

From the never ending roller coaster of 2020, here is our latest update on FHE procedures to keep us all as safe as possible.

We've been dealing with Covid-19 for almost a year now, so most everyone is familiar with the importance of washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently, socially distancing yourself from anyone not residing with you and wearing a mask when you can't maintain a distance of 6 feet of separation.

All of those practices still apply here at the ranch as well. Especially as we move into the cold/flu season and our county occurrences of Covid-19 increases. In response to these increased risks, we have updated our procedures here at the barn and ask for your continued cooperation in keeping you, our staff and our horses healthy during the holiday season and winter months.

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.

When you do come to the barn, please be aware of and adhere to our current guidelines explained below.

  • - 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.

  • 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.

  • We request that you minimize the number of spectators to your riding lesson to two guests. If you have more spectators than this planned, please contact us prior to your lesson.

  • 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.

All tack used in lessons will be cleaned after each lesson is completed, and all grooming equipment will be disinfected regularly throughout the day.

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:

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.

We recognize that these are challenging times, and we very much appreciate your support in our efforts.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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