Healthy routines are important - even at parties!
The State and Federal Health Departments, recommends the existence of water and soap available,for everybody, after they have finished with the Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Horses and/or Donkeys and before moving on to other activities.
We have had this recommendation on our website and contracts for many years.
Hand washing is the number one way to prevent illness and should be practiced after petting even the family dog!
This is the recommendation of State and Federal Health Departments: Soap and water are recommended, baby wipes and sanitizing hand gels. Some health departments do recommend gel sanitizers where hand washing, is not available soap and water.
The State and Federal Health Departments also recommended that toys and pacifiers be removed from children before they enter the petting zoo or go near the ponies.