Your contact information. Leave a note in the barn specifying the best way to contact you while you’re away.

Veterinarian contact. Provide your vet’s contact information just in case an emergency arises.

Emergency contact. This is the contact information for someone other than your vet or yourself, in case neither of you is available.

Feeding instructions. Make sure your horse sitter knows everything there is to know about feeding your horses. Tip: leave your feed and supplements pre-measured in zipper-closed plastic bags.

Farrier contact. This is in case one of your horses pulls a shoe while you’re away.

Horse behaviors. Give your horse sitter a heads-up about your horses’ behaviors—especially any abnormal ones.

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