Insects – Never ride an animal when a lightning storm is nearby or in progress – When working around stock, always speak to an animal when approaching from any direction – Always lead an animal around after being saddled and before being mounted or packed – Do not tie the lead rope around the lead horse’s saddle horn or wrap the rope around your hand – Do not run the animal – Do not secure extra tools or equipment on livestock being ridden or carry them in your hands while riding.
Ax or oregon saw with scabbard may be attached to saddle.
Use of saddle or pommel bags for personal gear is o.k. – Be alert for insects, animals, & people that may spook livestock – Keep excessive slack out of the lead rope General (16.53) Injury to Person/Stock – Make sure stock is a safe distance from work site – Avoid leaving stock alone from other stock while hitched – Give proper training for stock care – Give adequate feed, water, first aid, grooming and rest time – Pack proper weight for specific animal and situations – Use proper containment facilities – Only competent personnel shall be assigned to shoeing duties
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