Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
I had done well with the regular shavings since I starting using stalls...until Rose. Not knowing completely, I think it's where her previous owner kept her stalled when she was in foal. The lady was too lazy to clean the stalls and paid a kid to come in and do it once a week...it was discusting!!! When I went to see Rose for the first time, she was just standing in the mess in an 8 x 10 totally enclosed stall...well, it did have a little window above the horses heads on the outside wall. Not to mention that the only time the one's that were being stalled really got out was when the stalls were being cleaned. All of them were dug out (I'm assuming by the horses being bored and wanting to get out) by at least a foot. You almost needed a step to get down into them. Really really sad situation. I may be wrong, but I think that the conditions she was kept in is what makes her think she has to "dig to China" whenever I walk into the barn. She also does it when she's outside and I come to feed. She stands impatiently at the gate at least slightly pawing in the air or actually digging in until I get their feed fixed and go out to get them. Amazingly enough though, she walks into the barn calmly and quietly. I put the lead on Rook and lead him and Rose just follows. I can't wait until I get my horsey fund built back up enough to get the stall mats and still have enough set aside for emergencys.
Honary "HFA" member...That's right, I'm admitting it!
BTW....That's NOT rain on your windshield!!!!