Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington State
I answered daily, because the stalls at my barn are cleaned daily; myself cleaning stalls 1 to 3 days a week.
We add shavings daily, just a couple forkfuls. The stalls are only 3/4 bedded, and only enough to really soak up the messes. The stalls are matted, and on several inches of gravel to allow proper drainage.
When I first started there, a couple horses were bedded in hay, and that was just about as nasty as when we let the stalls go unbedded (but picked daily) for about 5 days...I like the shavings, though it is tedious to sift through... I can still get 6 stalls done in about 1 1/2 hours, sometimes quicker. Depends on how messy, and how quick I'm workin', and if the horses are in or out. lol.