Roperchick-Half the barn has normal stalls then the other half has the stalls where the horses can go out to runs. The stalls don't get wet from rain or anything. So if their wet and nasty its cause of pee.
Kevinshorses- The barn owner is never there. I go in clean what im suppose to and then leave. I can't order new hogs fuel or fix fallen down boards cause she wont let us do that other wise I would. Were not aloud to do barn maintance its just our job to clean stalls.
And they have already put horses down for no "real" reason. For example a pony was put down cause they let it founder again, they put it back on grass after they knew he would founder. They didnt want to care for him and didnt list the horse for free. At that time I couldnt take him other wise I would of loved to that pony was awesome. And he was also coming back from his founder so I know with time he would of been better.
Just this past week they put another horse down that they recently took in. They never turned her out, unless an hour of arena time counts. She was older but still a good ride. No major problem like founder with her but now she's gone to. Im also afraid that their going to put this other mare down. Id rather find a home then put horses down that are not in need to be shot.
If your going to ask why I don't list the horses. I did place adds for her before but she doesnt even call potential buyers back. Even if a boarder at the barn would like me to work a horse she ruines that for me in her eyes im only a stall cleaner.
Here is a page about how mud can cause problems for the hooves, either by weakening the inner wall,mud fever,thrush..ect. Horse Mud Fever