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post #1 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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How often do you clean stalls?

I'm curious as to how often most people cleans their stalls. Please say if you board or have them on your property, how many stalls you have, and how often you or a groom cleans them. I'm just curious because I've met so many people who do stalls over such different increments. Lenox's old owner did them once a week, Molly's old owner did them twice a day.

I have 7 at home (3 are minis), 3 stalls, a couple acres, and an awning attached to the barn for whoever doesn't want to go in a stall. Horses are out during the day, in at night. I pick stalls and under the awning every day but Wednesday and every other saturday, as I'm at my dad's those days. I put new shavings down 1-2 times a week.
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post #2 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 05:55 PM
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I board, my trainer cleans all the stalls daily. The horses are only in at night (all day turnout) so they only need a 1x daily cleaning and if it's gorgeous outside, sometimes they'll stay out at night too and then no cleaning is needed.

Shavings are replaced as needed. There's a gelding that *only* uses his outside run so he gets shavings uhm maybe monthly? Whenever they are looking thin because they blew outside. My mare gets tons of shavings replaced weekly and the ones in the middle of the stall are not used, so they get shoveled to the edge and new ones poured in the middle. My gelding is a slight pig, his entire stall has to be completely stripped weekly and there's a mare in the barn that makes such a horrid mess that her stall is stripped daily almost.
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post #3 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 05:56 PM
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I pick stalls everytime I go out to feed. Just cause I have to wait for my slowest eating horse to get done so I can turn him back out. What else is there to do?

With the Clydesdale mare I have to put new shavings down everyday and sometimes in the run-in depending on how dirty it is.

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post #4 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 06:00 PM
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I have 2 horses and two stalls.They are in every night and usually most of the day unfortunatly because I am at school. I clean out 2 times a day. Once in the morning and once when I get home from school and put them outside if the weather is permitting.

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post #5 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 06:16 PM
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I have two horses and two "run-in" stalls. I clean manure out out of those when I feed, so twice a day. When they are in stalls, they are only ever in overnight, and I clean those in the morning.

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post #6 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 07:25 PM
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My horses are at home, I have 7 of my own and my best friend's horse lives here too. They are stalled at night and pastured during the day. I pick the stalls out daily, and strip them down, lime, and rebed once a week.

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post #7 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 07:53 PM
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I board but I do rough board, so I have to do my stalls everyday. Me and my mom end up doing a stall each most days, but when she has to work I do both or if I have to babysit she does both. Our gelding isn't too messy, his stall is really easy to clean. But Flower makes a total mess, she has to get shavings every other day or every day some weeks and Ace gets them maybe every three days. They stay in over night and go out during the day unless the weather is really bad.
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post #8 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 08:23 PM
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Never! ha ha My horses have been on pasture. Lucky me. I will be taking my mare on the road with me and she will be boarded. I am very intense on horsey standards. Her stall is cleaned when its dirty. Her stall will be cleaned at least everyday.
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post #9 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 08:23 PM
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I answered weekly because that is how often I go to the barn. My instructor cleans them daily, but if I get out there before he does, I clean his run in areas for him. He does not keep his horses inside or stalled unless injury or weather force him to.

But in my opinion, stalls should be cleaned daily, and 6 times a week at the minimum. Although it depend on how often/how long your horses are in stalls. if they are only brought in in bad weather, then how often you need to clean them will vary.
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post #10 of 36 Old 02-03-2011, 09:16 PM
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I board, and they clean 2x a day. I often clean my horse's stall when I go out to visit, so about 4 days a week she gets her stall cleaned 3x/day.

The barn that I work at cleans once a day. Some horses I rarely need to add shavings to them... just a shovel full every once in a while, while other horses I need to strip their stalls and add a full 'load' of shavings almost every day.

When I'm horse-sitting, it depends on the horses/the set up (whether they go out all day, etc.) I will clean either once or twice a day.
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