6 Horse Bucket-Wise Tips

Buckets in the barn are handy for watering, feeding and washing horses. The following are a few great horse bucket ideas for you to use.
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Buckets in the barn are handy for watering, feeding and washing horses. The following are a few great horse bucket ideas for you to use.
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Buckets in the barn are handy for watering, feeding and washing horses. The following are a few great horse bucket ideas for you to use:

• In the barn, it's easier to see dirt and debris collecting in a light-colored bucket than in a dark-colored bucket. If you see it, you will likely clean it, so choose light-colored buckets when practical.
• Hang buckets on the wall using double-ended snaps and a heavy eye screw, or purchase a manufactured bucket hook or strap.
• A flat-sided bucket stays in position against the wall better than a round one.
• To prevent tail or mane hairs from getting caught in the ends of bucket handles, buy buckets with rubber tip guards on the tail ends of the handle and/or wrap the ends with duct tape or electrical tape, so there's no way horse hair can get caught. This can also help prevent a horse from skinning his forehead or catching his forelock on the twists of the handle.
• Use a handle-less bucket or tub if you intend to set it on the ground. The handle can create a hazard if the bucket gets tipped over and the horse gets a leg caught in it.
• When hanging, position buckets above pawing height.