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post #11 of 13 Old 06-13-2013, 08:39 PM
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Thanks for the replies ... I've been hand picking the rocks too, I spend way too much time in the corral trying to keep it safe for them.

I'm also leaving some of the manure behind to help the sand become more like a soil.

What I've been concerned about is sand colic. Guess I'll just keep watering it to keep it more stable and leave more of the manure behind. I've also upped their intake of psyllium.
I've read that higher dose psyllium purges are more effective than low dose daily psyllium, which acts more like a prebiotic would. Just what I've read though! I also live in AZ and we do pysllium purges every few months. :)

I WISH I had your problem! Where I board (near the Tucson mountains), it's all rocky! Some places have "arena mix" that mix in bedding and I've hear that's pretty decent.
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post #12 of 13 Old 06-26-2013, 09:51 AM
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I used a product called Whoa Dust that I bought from Whoa Dust - Riding Arena Dust Control - Dust Control Product, it helped keep the moisture in the sand and bind it together so that it didn't shift as much and gave a supportive footing. Best part is it is affordable and 100% safe.
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post #13 of 13 Old 06-26-2013, 10:49 AM
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Slowfeeder haynets, with half barrel below to catch what falls down.
I feed flaxseed. Makes them shiny and takes care of the sand too, should there be any.

I would NOT leave any poop in such a small enclosure. As dreamcatcher said, you'll be glad about the sand come rainy season( well...rainy days lol).
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