Deep Cleaning Your Barn
Due to the current state of things, you may or may or may not have been able to get a start on your barn's spring cleaning. Since the Lowcountry is starting to open up again, it is the perfect time to get started!
Hello Lowcountry friends and fellow horse lovers! We are so excited because it looks like we will see you back in our barns and back on our trials sooner than many of us thought possible. With that becoming a reality more and more every day, we have started on our barns and stables deep cleaning and have continued to follow safety guidelines to keep our employees safe. We also want to make sure that when you come and visit us again, you'll stay healthy and safe too! Since we are digging into the deep cleaning of our barns and stables and are continuing to sanitize everything, we wanted to share some tips and suggestions on how to give your barn the best deep clean possible!
If you are are a farmer or a horse owner, deep cleaning and disinfecting has always been apart of your cleaning schedule. Horses are so susceptible to bacteria and germs that are found on all surfaces in a barn and anything they can come in contact with, that it is always important to keep up with a consistent cleaning schedule. When this pandemic set in, the need to clean and sanitize was nothing new to us! Regularly disinfecting your barns and stables have always been important to help with the care and health of your horses. It has always helped with keeping your horses and employees healthy. But, with the world in the state that it is, it's more important than ever. As many of you know, this is hard work. It takes time, and a lot of extra elbow grease to do it well. But it is always worth it.
When you get started, it's important to move your horses away from the area that you will be cleaning, and relocate them until you're finished. Also, it is important to remove their bedding from their stalls to maximize the deep clean. When cleaning with soap, detergent, and disinfectants of any kind, make sure that you choose based on how it could affect your farm, your animals, and yourself. Always wear the proper clothing and safety gear to keep yourself safe when using chemicals of any kind.
Like we mentioned above, keeping a barn and its horse stalls clean and disinfected takes time and serious work. But, the horse's health and the health of your employees is worth that time. Also know that when you are getting ready to head back out on our trails and to visit our horses again, a deep clean like this has always been normal for us. It is nothing new. It is something that we take very seriously. We have been and will continue to apply these ideas to helmets, saddles, and any other riding gear that is used by our guests and visitors. Remember, once we do get back to normal we offer the best horseback riding in Charleston, the best horse trail riding in Charleston, and more. During this break, take the time to visit all of the pages of our website, and enjoy learning more about Middleton trail rides! We will see you soon!
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3/28/2021 09:26:48 am
These are some great deep cleaning your barn that you have discussed here. I really loved it and thank you very much for sharing this with us. You have a great visualization and you have really presented this content in a really good manner.
9/24/2021 01:32:50 pm
Thanks for the tip to remove the top layer of dirt in a barn that has dirt flooring. I want to make sure I have the right stuff for a barn if I get one. It needs to be perfect.
3/9/2022 08:47:48 pm
I think you are right about allowing the stables to completely dry out. I need to get a contractor who can expand my barn. I want to have more stalls for horses.
4/27/2022 07:50:38 am
It made sense when you mentioned deep cleaning and disinfecting are part of a farmer's routine. My friend has decided to construct a pole building barndominium on his farm. I think he needs assistance from a contractor that is an expert in building pole barns.
2/15/2023 12:19:53 am
Wow, what a comprehensive guide on deep cleaning your barn! I especially appreciate the emphasis on safety and the importance of cleaning and disinfecting for the health of horses and employees. As a horse owner, I also understand the challenges of keeping the barn and stalls clean, but the reward of having a safe and healthy environment for our horses is worth the effort.
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