Hello everyone, I am new to this forum. I purchased a miniature horse for my son's 2nd birthday (back in September) and he lives right in our backyard (we have almost 2 acres fenced). I built him a lean-to so he could get out of the rain, but instead he goes under our deck and still gets wet! He is little, about 320 pounds, and acts much like our dog
Anyway I got a great deal on an 8x12 side lofted barn (shed) and I am planning on building a stall in it for him. My question is, what do I use/ do for the flooring? Should I treat the wood where it will be? And then use mats? If so, what kind do you all recommend? What kind of bedding on top of the mats? Or is there something better to put on the floors? I just don't want his urine to rot out the floor, and because it is so small, it won't take much to get an amonia odor.
I only plan to put him in there when it rains or on really cold nights (we are in Coastal NC so not many cold nights and most years no snow). And then use the other side of it for storage for all his "stuff". It also has extra storage above, kind of like a hayloft!
Thank you all in advance for your advice, I am looking forward to it