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post #11 of 31 Old 02-28-2013, 07:06 PM
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please dont act like i dont ever clean stalls or am unwilling to do it myself, i have worked cleaning stalls before and i do end up cleaning them!! its just difficult for me coming after work at night and finding out they were left in bc then i dont have bedding for them wee arent allowed to use extra! then i can clean them but they are emptyy!

You can buy a bag of wood burning pellets for $5. Add two or three to your stall every month with the shavings they supply. Sweep the shavings back abd puth the pellets down dont spread them thin though. Put shavings over top. This way you can pick out his stall and have bedding left :)

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post #12 of 31 Old 03-01-2013, 01:18 PM
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If horses have to stay inside for one day, and the stalls only get cleaned once, it's honestly NOT going to kill them, or even harm them in anyway. The farms that I've worked at or run did this. Then the next day we usually just ended up "stripping" the stalls.

A lot of times it's not only a matter of cost, but a matter of available help. The most common workers at barns are high school kids or people who help out for a side job. So to have stalls cleaned twice in a day when normally there's only personel scheduled for once isn't realistic, there's just no way to schedule something like that.

There's more to do at a barn than just clean stalls
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post #13 of 31 Old 03-01-2013, 05:18 PM
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Honestly, if that's your biggest complaint you sound like you have it made. I'm completely jealous lol. My BO is refusing to let horses out at all right now (out of laziness) and the weather is mild and I clean their stalls three times a week. Would kill to have their stalls cleaned once a day and for them to be let out even just a couple times a week.
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post #14 of 31 Old 03-01-2013, 07:42 PM
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im a stable hand. i work from 8:30-3:30. we turn horses oout, sweep hay spots, clean stalls. we use pellets so its sooo nice :) when you have 24 horses, they only get cleaned once a day.
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post #15 of 31 Old 03-02-2013, 01:57 AM
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It's easy to look at things from a boarders perspective and think it shouldn't be hard to do x, y, and z, but when you're a BO having to pay staff that extra hour or two or three to do x, y and z it becomes a much bigger deal. Just like how it wouldn't be a big deal for one person to grab some extra shavings, but as soon as one person grabs extra bedding everyone else wants to too, and who pays for that at the end of the month?
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post #16 of 31 Old 03-02-2013, 02:53 AM
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If I'm at the barn and notice my horse's stall needs to be picked a bit...I do it myself. Sure, I pay for it to be done...but it won't kill me to do it if BO has already fulfilled agreement to do it once a day. Half the fun of owning a horse is taking care of them!
If you're at the barn and notice the stall isn't cleaned to your liking, pick up a pitchfork and clean up some! In my opinion, if BO is doing it once a day like you're paying and you still aren't happy it wont break your back to pick up some poop.
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post #17 of 31 Old 03-18-2013, 06:04 PM
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TurnNBurn144 is correct. Mucking a stall or two is different than munching 24-40+. It's a TON of work.

Also will the BO let you turn out your horse yourself on bad weather days? Short of 4 feet of snow, my horses are perfectly happy to graze in any weather. My horses all have attached turnouts and even when it's dumping buckets of rain they're perfectly content standing outside in it.
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Getting cleaned twice? My gets done once a week, and any other time is up to me....
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post #19 of 31 Old 03-18-2013, 07:19 PM
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When you say "once a week" do you mean stripped once a week but still picked once or twice a day, or striped once a week and picked NEVER? 'Cause that blows my mind.

Before I got my own farm my horse was boarded and the stall was striped once a week and picked twice daily (both stalls and attached runs), but the industry norm around here is picked 3-times a day for turned out horses, and 4 times a day if the horse didn't get turned out that day or doesn't have an attached run.

My BO was apologetic that she couldn't afford the local standard!
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When you say "once a week" do you mean stripped once a week but still picked once or twice a day, or striped once a week and picked NEVER? 'Cause that blows my mind.

Before I got my own farm my horse was boarded and the stall was striped once a week and picked twice daily (both stalls and attached runs), but the industry norm around here is picked 3-times a day for turned out horses, and 4 times a day if the horse didn't get turned out that day or doesn't have an attached run.



My BO was apologetic that she couldn't afford the local standard!
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Yes once a week strip and that's it.
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