"Common Sense for Business Kids"

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The Next Generation


MEMBER COMMENTS:

It is our youth that will continue the Pintabian
horse legacy to future generations.


 
FREAKY FACTS

Did You Know . .

. . . members in good standing are welcome to link
to information found on this website?

. . . Pintabian horses are considered to be one of the
purest of domestic horse breeds in the world?

. . . that no new animals have been domesticated
in the last 4,000 years?

. . . an adult equine has about 100 feet of intestines
and carries almost 10 gallons of blood?

. . . authorities believe that all modern day saddle
horses, including the Pintabian horse descend from
the Arabian?

. . . the average horse produces nearly 45 pounds of
manure per day?

. . . humans and equines are the only mammals that
sweat all over their body?

. . . the horse does not have an appendix?

. . . that Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the
United States, was given a speeding ticket while riding
a horse?

. . . the horse does not have a gallbladder?

. . . unlike humans, horses are unable to breath through
their mouths? 



 
Safety First

Safety is not an accident!

MEMBER COMMENTS:

Practice Safety Awareness When Driving Around Horses!
1)  Do NOT honk at a horse and rider.
2)  Slow down when approaching an equine.
3)  Watch for hand signals by riders.
4)  Move over when passing.
5)  Stop if a horse becomes frightened.

Have a plan in place for emergencies.

Remove junk and machinery from horse pastures.

Have a partner handy when unloading hay.

And have somebody with you when unloading horses, too!

Speaking of hay, make sure hay is good and dry before stacking; it is a major cause of barn fires.

Periodically check hay stacks for heating.

Smoking in barns should never be allowed.

Equip your barn with fire extinguishers.

Install smoke detectors in barns.

Do not store fuel in horse barns.

Regularly check tack for wear and replace when necessary.

Educate children about equine safety.

Educate adults, too!

Wear properly fitting clothes when riding, no baggy clothing.

Wearing gloves, long sleeve shirts and pants will protect you from scratches and scrapes when riding or working around horses.

Be sure to use sunscreen and a hat when riding outside.

Regularly inspect equipment.

Watch for gopher holes, potholes, and so on when riding.

Safety issues should not be just a concern for our youth but for adults also.  Attend safety seminars whenever possible.

Kids, ask for a helmet for your birthday or Christmas (whichever comes sooner).

If you don't have a helmet, get one!

Always, always, always wear protective head gear.

Be sure your helmet fits you properly.

Ride with a buddy in case you need help.

And always bring a cell phone with.

Wear boots with heels so your feet to not get caught in the stirrups.

To prevent electrocution, have an adult check to be sure there are no electrical cords within reach of your horse.

Have a fire prevention plan in place!

And regularly practice your fire prevention plan.

Decide on a place to meet in case of fire and make sure everyone knows where it is.

Do NOT go into a burning barn.

Remember the 'stop, drop and roll' rule.  Practice it!

 
Quotations Worth Quoting

In youth, we want to change the world.  In old age, we
want to change youth.  ~Garth Henrichs
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