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    07-25-2013, 04:25 PM
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Weanling
Ammonia smell at large shows

Does anybody have methods to tame the smell comin from other stalls? We keep ours as clean as possible, with a nice fan going, but the smell coming from other talks is just horrible. I try to get the horses out as much as I can, if I can't stay in the stall, I know it's torturing them. I get leaving them where I can't even stay. We have a good amount of bedding, clean it ever couple of hours except during the night when we sleep, and make sure to get ALL wet spots.
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    07-25-2013, 04:28 PM
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Not a lot you can do other than speak to show organizers about providing bins of Sweet PDZ or Stall freshener that people can help themselves too
     
    07-26-2013, 09:39 AM
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Showing
Our Fair barn provides a wheelbarrow and a trailer with a ramp. It encourages people to keep the stalls clean and moves it away from the building.
     
    07-26-2013, 09:47 AM
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Weanling
I've seen (heard) them make announcements about keeping stalls clean and shavings are required not optional. I would talk to the show manager, no longer than your there, there really is no excuse for the stalls to be that bad.
     
    07-26-2013, 04:40 PM
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Showing
The fair also makes bags of shavings available for sale. The bags are compressed so one bag does a stall quite nicely even for a two day show.
     
    07-26-2013, 06:37 PM
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Green Broke
I can't imagine. We put two bags in a 10x10 for a two day show, pick three times a day at a show and it smells like lovely clean horses and leather, not pee.
For shows on concrete or with bigger stalls, it's 3 bags to start and same cleaning routine.
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    07-26-2013, 11:50 PM
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Weanling
Thank you everybody, the show did have shavings and areas to dump the manure. I seem a few there that weren't cleaned all week, (6 day show), and others that they just put more shavings in and didnt clean. Just walking in the barn was causing me to gasp and having to breathe through my mouth. Think next time I'll try to carry something extra to help absorb the odor. I've always HATED the smell.
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    07-27-2013, 12:04 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by nessa1579    
Thank you everybody, the show did have shavings and areas to dump the manure. I seem a few there that weren't cleaned all week, (6 day show), and others that they just put more shavings in and didnt clean. Just walking in the barn was causing me to gasp and having to breathe through my mouth. Think next time I'll try to carry something extra to help absorb the odor. I've always HATED the smell.
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Now that's poor horsekeeping...
     



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