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post #1 of 26 Old 10-17-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Question How often do your stalls get completely stripped and re-bedded?

As the title asks: How often do your stalls get completely stripped and re-bedded? How much time does your horse spend in his stall?

I'm not entirely sure my barn ever strips the stalls, though they do muck them out daily. The horses are stalled except for 3-4 hours of daily turnout.
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post #2 of 26 Old 10-17-2012, 07:27 PM
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Horses are in about 8-10hrs per night.

Stalls are stripped and re-bedded weekly if not more often. If the horses are stuck inside during the day due to inclement weather, I go light on the shavings and strip every 2-3 days depending on the piggishness of the horse.
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Mine are wusses when the rain makes the dry lot muddy, so they spend quite a bit of time indoors during the wet weather, though they have free access to the main pasture. They go out on grass for 3-4 hours a day this time of year.

I pick out twice a day and strip every three days. Three of my four horses are stall pigs, and being someone who's anal about clean bedding, it gets stripped and rebedded whenever they get a darkish tint. We buy in bulk, which is a lot less expensive.
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It depends on the horse where I board.

We use sawdust-type bedding that is bought in bulk and the horses are currently inside about 14 hours. The stalls are cleaned every morning and bedding is added as needed, usually, on top of older bedding. There are a handful of horses that are just disgusting and get new bedding daily, if not stripped daily, and some that go several days without needing.

It really just depends on the stall habits of each horse.
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At my boarding stable my guy goes out during the day 7-4 and in all night so his is cleaned/fresh shavings added every morning and stripped/limed every other week

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They get cleaned everyday, but stripped once a week.

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post #7 of 26 Old 10-20-2012, 03:44 PM
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I personally dont strip bedding that isnt spent. When it gets brown i move it to the area where the horse pees/poos the most and add new in front of or behind it. Manure pile is big enough as it is i hate to add bedding to it that is not spent.
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post #8 of 26 Old 10-20-2012, 03:54 PM
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Mine are out from 1st light to 30mins before it goes dark.

My stables never get stripped out completly. every couple of years i pull the bedding out into bags, power spra under the rubber matting, let it dry, then put the matting and bedding back in (same bedding as we had before.
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Thanks for the input I was trying to figure out what was 'normal' before approaching my BO about my horse's stall.

A few times in the past couple weeks when I've gone to see him there's been a very noticeable ammonia smell. His stall is very well ventilated, so I know that's not the issue. I suspect there's either a different person mucking out the stalls in my end of the barn now or the BO has asked them to use use less shavings. Either way, his stall needs to be cleaner than it is!
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post #10 of 26 Old 10-21-2012, 07:24 PM
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never, mine are only in there when its really nasty, and they come and go as they please, plus they almost never poo in the stall.
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