I've been redoing my section by the barn due to the ridiclious mud we always get. We have thick thick clay and water stays ontop for days/weeks.
I have a large John Deer tractor. I scraped the top layer (between 6 and 8 inches) and got all that nasty stuff out. It stunk to high hell because it was muddy when I did this and a decade of manure and urine and mud is just nasty!
Then I drilled holes with an augar. Hundreds of holes all over.
Then filled the holes with sand. Really packed it in. And put a total 8 inch layer of sand over the top.
The drainage I have now is amazing. No mud. Sand dries quickly. And the horses love laying in it. LoL.
And no, the horses don't sink into the holes. I've had no problems with them. You can also fill holes with peagravel and then put sand ontop.
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Last edited by CLaPorte432; 10-29-2012 at 10:23 AM.