I currently have my horse boarded in a private paddock. In the past my horse has always been stalled, and on daily turnout - so this is a bit new to me. I was just wondering if it is normal for private paddocks to not be cleaned/emptied of waste (poop) during the winter. I hate the fact that my horse is now standing on a layer of poop piles and also eating off of it and licking his salt luck on it. He is on a regular worming program - so that helps ease my mind a bit. Am I just not used to having a horse that lives in a private paddock and being overly sensitive? They smush down the waste in the summer months, but nothing has been done since September really. Advice? I may just "pick" it myself this weekend.