Action Point: Make a SWIPER poster and put it in my barn.

Rational: Having a SWIPER poster in my barn means that I will have a daily reminder of what it means, therefore I will be more prepared in the case of an emergency, as it will be memorized. Even if I don’t read the sign every time I go into the barn, my sub-conscious mind will make note of it.

Steps to Achievement: In order to achieve this goal I will need to make a neat and clear to read sign, print it off, and hang it in my barn where it can be easily seen by myself as well as others.

Poster Example–

S scan the horse (and environment)
W what’s wrong?
I immediate needs (prioritize)
P plan
E execute
R reassess and repeat


Action Point: Have a backup trailer available in the event of an emergency.

Rational: While I have my own truck and trailer, it could break down, meaning that I would not have transportation for my horse, which could result in death if it were an emergency (ex. immediate surgery needed).

Steps to Achievement: To achieve this goal I will speak to my friend (20 minutes away) about using their trailer if mine should break down at the time of an emergency. I will also look up commercial transportation in my area, just as another backup.