Originally Posted by Walkamile
Fortunately for me the horses are able to come in and out of the stall into the paddock as they please. Unfortunately, they like to pee in the stall, no splatter I guess!
Pick out every day, very little to pick, and scoop up the urine soaked shavings. They always pee in the same spot so that's easy. I haven't had to strip the stall ever, but I do rotate the shavings, by pushing the old shavings to the urine area and put down new shavings in the other spot. I go through about one bag of shavings every week to week and a half.
I have a barrier between the dirt floor and the shavings so that helps too. I use a vinegar and water mix to spray on the urine areas to help with the odor, have used lime in the past though.
I have only one very large stall for both horses, I believe its 12 x 16 and there's room for both to lay down, which they do.
Yeah, we would like to get to that point too where the horses can come and go as they please. Right now, we have them off the one pasture that is adjacent to the barn that allows them to come and go into their stalls as they please. Because we are working on that one pasture, we have them in another small pasture which ends up meaning more stall time at night or in bad weather and consequently, the bedding quality seems to degrade quicker. Our one horse behaves like the stall or trailer for that matter is an instant laxative and we just love how he seeks out the stall when he has to go. But that same horse is so much neater in his stall than the other guy who loves to trample his.
Thinking about using shavings next time too as the equine pellets have turned REALLY dusty.
Thanks for the post!