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post #1 of 18 Old 06-12-2010, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Horse pees a flood making stall mushy. HELP!

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I recently moved Sona to a new barn, and all the stalls are clay floor. That doesnt bother me but the only problem is Sona is a good drinker so of course she's a good pee'er as well. She has tured her stall in to a mushy slop. SO today I bought some sweet PDZ and covered the stall and put a thick layer of shavings on top of that. Mats are not a option right now because we can't afored them. Is there any thing else I can do? I can't leave her out side because she burns. I'm open to any thing other than that. I can't leave her out side because she burns. I know if can not be healthy for her to be standing in pee all day.
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-12-2010, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 18 Old 06-12-2010, 05:44 PM
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That's my biggest problem with clay floors... No drainage... I suppose the only thing you can do it put in a few inches of straw or shavings. I actually prefer straw for these types of situations. Where I am, it's cheaper and I can put a deeper layer for less cost, so my horse won't be standing in wet mud or shavings while waiting for the clay to drain.
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post #4 of 18 Old 06-12-2010, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Well this barn has a "sub" floor for drainige. But it still takes for ever. What if I pit straw under the shavings? That might help?
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Also you can try sprinkling a layer of Stall Fresh around. It soaks up the pee pretty good. Here in FL where its so frickin humid all of the time, the pee spots sometimes don't dry out as well as they need to, which also might be part of your problem. Stall Fresh takes care of that!
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Clean it down really good, and put about 6-8 inches of clean sand down.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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Well this barn has a "sub" floor for drainige. But it still takes for ever. What if I pit straw under the shavings? That might help?
Sounds like a good plan to me.
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Clean it down really good, and put about 6-8 inches of clean sand down.
If I spend that kind of money on sand then I might as well buy mats.
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You can use cedar rest or dry stall under the shavings to try to keep things from turning into a swamp. The dirt in my guy's stall is really clay-like and gross I absolutely hate it!



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post #10 of 18 Old 06-14-2010, 03:02 AM
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mats would just float around on the muck.

If you get sand in there, it will drain. You don't really even need bedding with a sand bedded stall.

I can buy enough sand for 8 inches thick for a 12x12 stall for around 30$ here. Is sand hard to find in your area?

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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