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View Poll Results: Does stall cleaning 6 days a week make a difference to you?
Yes. I strongly prefer my horses stall cleaned 7 days a week 46 75.41%
No. I don't mind. Everyone needs a day off! 15 24.59%
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post #11 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 05:30 PM
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We own our own barn, and we clean it every three to five days. But as a boarding place, six would be just under my standards.
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post #12 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 07:16 PM
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If the horse is in the stall, it should be cleaned, IMO. Some horses are pretty clean and you could get away with it but I know some of the stalls I see are just horrendous after one night in.

Like someone else mentioned, it would probably be okay if the board was reduced and I had time to clean on my own
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post #13 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 07:18 PM
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I wouldn't mind. I know I sure as heck don't clean my horses' stalls daily...but I also don't run a public boarding facility.

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post #14 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm... very interesting responses.

As you know we are raising our rates due to our incoming indoor arena and we are trying to find ways to keep costs down for our current boarders.

Cleaning stalls 6 days a week would save me $75-$80 x 4 days = $320 a month which translates to lower board so it is something I've considered. However, it goes against the grain for me too... I like stalls cleaned every day.

However, if I did this arrangement it would be a week day. I like stalls to be their cleanest on weekends (when there is the most traffic). What we've done lately with all the rain, we have is "make up" turn out time when the weather is nice where we've left horses out at night. I'm leaning toward this arrangement... If they would like their horses to stay out all night 1 day a week or can choose to leave their horses standing in poo.

Just wanted to see what opinions were... Thank you guys for your help!

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post #15 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 07:57 PM
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As long as there was a break in the price then I wouldn't mind. I would just come out and clean the stall myself on that day.

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post #16 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 09:32 PM
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I wouldn't be in favor of it, daily stall cleaning is one of the things I expect.

You still have to daily feed, provide clean water, turn in and out. Is your barn that large that it would take that much time to clean out the stalls? How many boarders do you have?
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post #17 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 09:52 PM
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hmm I wold definetly prefer daily cleaning, I knew a few horses that were just N A S T Y, looked like a giant poo fest day after lol.
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post #18 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 09:55 PM
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I would not board somewhere that did not clean stalls everyday, to me it is a chore that needs to be done every single day, and it should be done multiple times a day if a horse is inside 24/7. Even if there were a price break I still would not consider it. If I had the option to do it myself, maybe. But I would rather just go somewhere else that it was included.
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post #19 of 65 Old 05-11-2011, 10:36 PM
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As others have said, "if they are in, they need to be cleaned!" and "why wouldn't you? it just makes it That much worse to clean the next day."

especially with some horses. I muck stalls at a barn and a couple of the horses are SOOOO bad... If I clean their stall first, by the time I'm done with the last stall, their stall is already So messy it looks like I skipped it altogether.
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post #20 of 65 Old 05-12-2011, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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We will have 18 stalls when the arena is done. I also don't have full time help living on site. Someone is there 24/7 but he's not my stall cleaner.

We don't bed deeply so we just strip which is actually faster. Right now we've been stripping stalls on Friday then add a bag of fresh bedding and then stay out Friday night so we don't clean stalls on Saturday and then they come in Saturday night. We generally add half a bag on Wednesday so by Friday they are low. It's worked out well so far. If they are in due to the rain, we still only clean once a day we just have to add more bedding sooner rather than later.

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