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    09-29-2012, 08:54 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Horses that aren't on grass consume more salt than those on stall care. If her preference is to be outside she may be a bit nervous when stalled, and nervous horses pee more as it's not natural to them.
? Did you mean than those on grass?
     
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    09-29-2012, 09:11 PM
  #12
Weanling
My mare, one of the boarder's geldings, and another mare have this issue. It drives us crazy. I'm pretty sure the only thing that would help in these instances is to install a cement floor with drains :/ Then you'd have to worry about the drains clogging eventually :( Ughhh... I feel your pain!

With our situation, we've found that using a mix of sawdust and soft wood pellets works very well - even though they still get icky wet spots, at least it isn't as soupy... it's more like... glumpy (because, you know... glumpy is TOTALLY a word ;) haha).
     
    10-03-2012, 04:17 PM
  #13
Green Broke
My trainer has a horse that does this. She went through a bunch of testing with the vet to make sure there wasn't a medical reason, but everything came up normal. They ended up digging out her stall to improve the drainage- similar to Figure 2 in this article: Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage
     
    10-03-2012, 07:29 PM
  #14
Showing
For a horse that pees in one corner my bedding choice is wheat straw. Can't always get it. I do find it superior to shavings and pellets.
     
    10-03-2012, 08:09 PM
  #15
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My friend had a huge problem with her little mare flooding her stall with pee. She was drinking 4 very large buckets of water a day (to the bottom) then peeing out the lot. She had a chat with the vet and he told her to cut her water back to two buckets (which is the most any of the other horses in the stable would get through, and some of them were in a lot more work than her). He was concerned it would reduce her electrolyte levels and damage her kidneys.

The mare was drinking because she was bored (sounds like something we do lol). To prevent the boredom, we switched her lucerne chaff ration to lucerne hay (she was already getting 4 biscuits of pasture hay) and she stopped drinking her water to the bottom after a week or two. In the meantime the vet provided us with a sign letting people know we knew her water bucket was empty and that they shouldn't fill it as it was on vet's orders (still got complaints though, from some of the charming ladies in our isle).
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    02-05-2013, 09:53 PM
  #16
Foal
peeeeee !!

I heard of this and tried it myself-when we come in after a ride, she poops while untacking/brushing etc. Then the second she goes into her stall, she pees. I am in with her scooping & bring a smaller bucket in with me- when the warning stance begins, I hold the bucket under her !! I have read owners can train their horses to pee on cue-not too sure about that...any pee in a bucket helps.
     
    02-05-2013, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by pinkpony555    
I heard of this and tried it myself-when we come in after a ride, she poops while untacking/brushing etc. Then the second she goes into her stall, she pees. I am in with her scooping & bring a smaller bucket in with me- when the warning stance begins, I hold the bucket under her !! I have read owners can train their horses to pee on cue-not too sure about that...any pee in a bucket helps.
Most horses will generally pee in their stall rather than the aisle to avoid splashback. I knew a woman who tried (without success) to teach her mare to pee in a bucket on a whistle command. However, most racehorses pee on command as they are required to submit urine for drug testing after a race. So it's certainly possible.
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    02-09-2013, 07:31 PM
  #18
Foal
I can totally sympathize. I began using diatomaceous earth on the pee spots. Dries it up in a snap. Super inexpensive too! Good luck.
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    02-09-2013, 07:53 PM
  #19
Green Broke
As long as nothing is wrong physically I would overhaul the flooring on your horse stall! I found 8+ inches of pea gravel and then a stall skins liner does wonders! They say you don't need bedding, but we put it anyway.
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    02-09-2013, 08:11 PM
  #20
Green Broke
This is Sunflower A.K.A. The urinator. What I have found out is the pellets do not work with him, they just can't keep up and I was spending soooo much money.
I moved him to the biggest stall and I use shavings and lots of them, when I go to clean I scrape all the clean shavings from the top of the wet spot, clean underneath and then spread the scraped off top part back in the pee spot. It helps for me. I think I was trying to save money by not using enough bedding and ended up adding more bedding every day. When I used more bedding to start I used less in the long run.

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