Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
We have mats and use pine shavings.
She just eats hay, walks a circle, grabs a bite, looks out the window, etc... never just stands there and eats. With all the circles and what-not, everything is mixed together. Manure is pulverized into pieces as big as the shavings. Pee spots end up spread out. She's just messy.
They're only in the stall for bad weather - but right now we're working on day 2 of hurricane ida and it's not supposed to stop until saturday. Getting her stall mostly clean takes about 25 minutes, after sifting every inch with a fine tines fork.
I suppose we'll just keep bedding on the "less is more" idea so we don't waste as much.
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina