XJumperx: can you put rubber mats over the dirt floors? If they're too expensive, call around to gravel or aggregate pits/companies, and ask if they have any old worn conveyor belts you can have/buy. They're are two places near me, one gives them away for free and the other charges $1 per liner foot, but donates it to the local food bank. You have to watch out for the occasional staple (They're huge, you would never be able to miss it) or well worn spot (just turn it over) but it's a great way to get cheap mats. Theyre usually about 1/4 - 1/2 and inch thick so they're perfect for aisle ways, tack rooms, outside of stall doors to turn outs; you can use them in stalls but I recomend you double them up. You do have to be picky when you're looking through them, but remember you can always cut them to the size and length with a jigsaw at home.
I matted a new foaling (double stall), the entire aisle way and floor of my barn, outside of each stall and both sides of each gate (basically all high traffic areas) for FREE last summer. Posted via Mobile Device