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        02-01-2011, 02:36 PM
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    Foal
    Ahhhh....so this is another one of those questions that everyone's opinions are torn on. =-) Seems to be the norm when you are dealing with horses....but it's nice to know that everyone can have different opinions and talk about them nicely.

    Well...part of the cost of my reduced board -is- the straw. They use it because they feel it is the most natural and warm for the horses. The stable the horse is coming from uses the shavings...so I was a bit torn. Once he gets to the barn and I know which stall he'll have, I will be tearing up the rubber mats on the floor and fixing them so they fit better (they are in several pieces). Also, I'll be cleaning the stall itself and giving it a deep clean...which brings us to the next question....

    The stalls are on hard dirt and gravel...with rubber mats on top. The sides are wood and metal. What is the best way to 'deep clean'? This is the first time I will be doing that so advice would be helpful. =-)

    Thanks for everything!
         
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        02-01-2011, 03:03 PM
      #12
    mls
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by CelticAngel    
    The stalls are on hard dirt and gravel...with rubber mats on top. The sides are wood and metal. What is the best way to 'deep clean'? This is the first time I will be doing that so advice would be helpful. =-)
    Lime the floors. Will disinfect and eliminate odors.

    The walls you can scrub with a disinfectant type liquid. There are several made specifically for horse trailers and stalls. We use a dairy grade disinfectant.
         
        02-01-2011, 06:22 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Pellets. Love them. Shavings are ok, but have lots of waste. Used straw after Haskell has hernia surgery & gelding (all at same time) because the vet said so. Didn't like it. It looked good.... but soiled so bad & a bale a week is not cheap!! Considering in my area I could bed down with local hay for cheaper than straw!
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