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.
S scan the horse (and environment)
W what’s wrong?
I immediate needs (prioritize)
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.
Action Point: Have a first aid kit that is easily accessible in my barn.
Rational: By having a first aid kit in my barn emergencies or injuries will be able to be treated faster to avoid further damage. Currently most first aid supplies are stored in my house (less convenient)
Steps to Achievement: To accomplish this goal I will purchase the necessary supplies that I don’t already have (cotton roll, hemostats, container, surgical scrub, 6” diameter PVC tubing) and store it all in one big container labeled “FIRST AID.” I will ensure that everyone knows where to locate the kit. As something get removed, I will replace it immediately.