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        10-21-2012, 07:29 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    My horse is a PIG. She is in for about 14 hours overnight. She pees and poos everywhere, and to make it worse she grabs a bite from her hay net and then goes to look out her window, so she kicks it everywhere! The ammonia smell was awful.
    It was being stripped about every 3 days or so, and new bedding added the days in between.
    We decided to add some stuff called Sweet PDZ to her stall under the bedding. It is pretty much like cat litter, supposed to absorb. It has made a HUGE difference in how long her stall stays clean, and we only add half a bag per strip.

    For other people with piggies like mine, I recommend giving it a shot!
         
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        10-22-2012, 12:57 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Routine stripping isn't the norm at the barns I've been at. All wet bedding is removed, leaving dry shavings with more shavings added as needed. If the horse is a pig then the stall is pretty much a full strip anyways. An ammonia smell is a problem though, for sure.
         
        10-22-2012, 11:17 PM
      #13
    Started
    Well I don't ever replace the bedding. Horses aren't stalled year round, just overnight in winter, they are out about for 10-12 hours. I replace the bedding if it gets old, but it just seems pointless to replace it all. If you clean the stall well, there shouldn't been any pee soaked or pooy bedding so why replace it all every week?
         
        10-23-2012, 12:20 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gremmy    
    Routine stripping isn't the norm at the barns I've been at. All wet bedding is removed, leaving dry shavings with more shavings added as needed. If the horse is a pig then the stall is pretty much a full strip anyways. An ammonia smell is a problem though, for sure.
    Good point. I guess I don't really need the whole stall stripped. My real problem is that they either don't seem to be taking out the wet shavings in the middle, or they're saturated again by the time I get there at night (I'm not sure what time of day the stalls on that end of the barn usually get done...). My boy is pretty neat with his poo- always along the back wall- but as a gelding he doesn't have much choice but to pee in the middle
         
        10-23-2012, 12:44 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Oh they don't have to pee in the middle!

    Mine poops along the back wall and pees right next to a side wall.

    He likes rolling in fluffy shavings, so he makes sure the middle is dry and clean for rolling and sleeping.
         
        10-23-2012, 12:52 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Stalls??
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        10-23-2012, 12:52 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    I never strip my stalls either. They get cleaned daily w all poo and wet spots tossed. The wet spot is then scraped to floor, lime or stall dry is added on top, then shavings left are pulled away from walls etc back into middle and spread. Then new shavings are added ontop as needed.
    I only ever strip a stall if it is a pig of a horse and needed, or if its a mare n foal. As they tend to be quite gross w 2 bodies moving around, but again its only warranted.....
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        10-23-2012, 04:56 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    When mine are in a stall, stripped once a week. Cleaned daily. But my horses rarely see a stall anymore.
         
        10-25-2012, 09:59 PM
      #19
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    Good point. I guess I don't really need the whole stall stripped. My real problem is that they either don't seem to be taking out the wet shavings in the middle, or they're saturated again by the time I get there at night (I'm not sure what time of day the stalls on that end of the barn usually get done...). My boy is pretty neat with his poo- always along the back wall- but as a gelding he doesn't have much choice but to pee in the middle
    is the bedding wet in the middle? It might only be cleaned in the am... I would ask about options to have more bedding put in or puchase pdz and put it in there as needed when your there. Im sure the barn has a set amount of bedding they allocate per horse.. if your horse is messy and is going through more than that i'd ask the cost to add more on.
         
        10-25-2012, 10:15 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    I don't think the stalls at the farm ever get stripped fully. Though sometimes I really want to just turn Reno's upside-down and shake it clean...he's a pig.
         

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