Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
The horses briefly used a building this winter that had a raised wood floor. I use pellet bedding, and it was their run in shelter, so nobody was 'stuck' being inside it. They busted 2 floor boards, and thankfully nobody got hurt. I love stall mats though! they have a new run in, and I've got mats for it. If they have free access to leave, I don't like using bedding. They usually won't pee on a hard surface (splashes on their legs) so they go outside to do that.
I use a metal tube gate currently for my divider in the shelter, but again, they have free access to leave.