How I pick up a hoof to clean it. It can't be by strength, but by asking.
How I carry a hay bale. If it's too heavy, the strings are cut and then carried out in much lighter sections.
How I work with the work horse, Og. I keep the halter on now for ease of handling. He's got a head probably heavier than my whole body. Trying to get a halter on everyday to work with him was getting to be a head flinging fiasco. I figure if I keep the halter on him, there would be no reason to be avoiding putting his nose into the halter in the first place. So far it's worked. No more head flinging.
Brushing horses. Using brushes that flick the dirt away instead of trying to scrub the dirt off. Putting my focus on the top line where the possibility of rain rot can start. Keeping that part brushed out, especially, compared to a thorough brisk brushing all over.
Cleaning piles. I've found the lightest shovel and rake and need to find a lighter wheelbarrow. The one we use where the horses are now is an old cement mixing wheel barrow made of heavy metal. I need to get one from camp that is mostly plastic.
Let someone else trim the horses feet. I know that's what brought on this tendinitis. Since camp this summer I have been trimming horses feet. We have been dealing with White Line Disease and keeping the horses on a regular foot trim cycle is part of the process to eliminate the problem. The other few ways, that I have studied, to keep White Line away, is to have a clean environment, to give good nutrition, and to keep their feet dry.
Now it's time to move on with my day...joyfully, peacefully, carefully.
Proverbs 4: 23 "Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life."