Paddock footing advice?
   

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Barn Maintenance

Paddock footing advice?

This is a discussion on Paddock footing advice? within the Barn Maintenance forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • Whats good footing for horses pens
  • Paddock footing

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-15-2012, 01:10 AM
  #1
Weanling
Paddock footing advice?

Hey there,

So when I got my horse, he came with amazing hard feet. His farrier was very impressed and happy to keep him barefoot.

Long story short, his feet are getting softer. My farrier is pretty convinced it's because he's been in sloppy hogfuel (she says hogfuel is the worst footing). We've fixed the drainage, but it's still hogfuel...

The paddock is tiny. It's about 7-8 times the length of my horse long, and about 1.5 his length for width. It's attached to his stall, which has bedding over rubber mats.

First I was looking at crusher dust, which is what my farrier suggested. But he loves to sleep outside, and it doesn't seem very kind. So I thought maybe I could do half crusher dust, half something else...?

The other one I was reading was pea gravel. Seems kinder to their skin, and drains through (which I read the crusher dust doesn't really do, water just rolls off. And I live in a boggy area, with newly done drainage... would like to use it, hahaha). Could I do the whole paddock like this?

Anyways. Any thoughts?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-15-2012, 05:40 PM
  #2
Started
I would go with the pea gravel. I think it drains better, and it won't get dusty in the dryer months. Hopefully I am going to get some pea gravel into my runs before winter sets in (of course AFTER redoing the barn and fencing)...
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Footing phoenix Horse Riding 5 09-11-2011 06:36 PM
round pen footing advice emwiss86 Horse Riding 6 07-05-2011 02:24 PM
paddock advice melanie Barn Maintenance 11 12-09-2010 10:17 PM
Best round pen footing? horseluver250 Barn Maintenance 3 06-29-2010 04:04 PM
Arenas..... What is the best footing???? Karen Horse Horse Training 7 09-17-2007 12:13 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0