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post #1 of 13 Old 04-15-2010, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Horse Poo

I'm not to sure if this would go here but couldn't really see any where else it would go

Anyway I was wondering what every one does with their horses poo
Where my horse lives there is just a pile outside the paddock but I didnt think that was very healthy I am trying to get them to move it but I want to come up with something they can do with it
I thought it could of been used as a fertilizer for one of the paddocks which grass is going to be growing in but then I went to a school thing once and they said that animals wouldn't eat near there own poo so if the grass was fertilized by there poo they wouldn't eat it
has anyone ever tried this because it could not relate to horses or something
Then I thought why not sell it?
But that would be manual labour and people may not buy it. I would probably bag it up and sell it cheap but I would probably have to do most of that they may help depends how I swing it lol

Are there any other options that would help would be greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-15-2010, 08:54 AM
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Wow! You're in a crappy predicament eh! lol. Ok, work with me, I just woke up.

Back home, my Mother has a compost heap and I would put my horses manure in or beside it, and my mom would use it as fertalizer for her gardens and flower gardnes and such n such.

The barn I board at, puts it in their manure spreader and spreads it out in their hay fields as fertalizer.

Other than that, I am unaware of what other uses there are for the stuff.

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-15-2010, 08:57 AM
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We spread ours in our hay meadows, but for the last two months before we cut hay we don't spread any (don't want poo chunks in the new bales). My grandpa spreads in his paddock and has never had a problem with the horse not grazing, but they only spread the "presents" of one horse over about an acre at a time of a 6 acre pasture. If he didn't spread it there they would have a manure pile, and I can really picture grandma living with that visible.

As far as selling it, it could probably be done even with the manual labor involved. People will buy "raw" horse manure to add to their home compost piles (my mom did for years before we got horses). We've actually had people stop off at the house randomly asking about horse manure, just because they saw the boys out in the pasture.

If the name of the game is to get rid of the pile, even hang up a sign that just says "free horse manure" or something. Shoot, we even get people who fill buckets to take home and use for worm farms, etc.

There's a lot that can be done with "used hay" .

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post #4 of 13 Old 04-15-2010, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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hmmm i know kinda stinky as well :P
I might try researching the fertilizer cos I don't want the grass to grow horses to go in and not eat :roll: that would be the worst
and I am nearly ready for bed lol
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-15-2010, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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ok double post you posted as I was typing I think I will try and convince them to use it as fertilizer :)
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-15-2010, 10:02 AM
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I think them spreading it in the paddock as fertilizer vs. it being a problem in the paddock depends quite a bit on the number of horses producing the manure (so how much manure) vs. how big is the paddock is.

Lots of manure and a small space is going to be a problem. Plus, do they have a manure spreader and a tractor to physically spread the manure? You can not just go out there and dump it in piles.
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-16-2010, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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theres two horses the whole property is seven acres? around there anyway lol
but the paddock it would be going in would be umm say 2 acres around there I dont think its ever been measured lol
would that be bigger enough

also they dont have manure spreader but I thought that was a rake lol but my friends dad is a handyman I'm sure he could make something if needed
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-16-2010, 10:48 AM
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In our state (Georgia) we have a state run "Market Bulletin" it sells or has free stuff in it. You might look for something like that to just give it away. Post in your local feed store that you have "free Manure" I have a neighbor who does composting in a big way and he takes any I want to give him and loves it!!

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post #9 of 13 Old 04-16-2010, 11:11 AM
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There should be a group of gardeners in your area that would love it. I just had 4 people out yesterday and they cleaned out my chicken house AND rabbit shed in exchange for the manure.

I would just pile it, and put up a few ads at garden centers to advertise to sell it or give it away.
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-17-2010, 10:32 AM
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What we do, is take ours to the neighbors house, and dump it in their pile. They don't mind, they told us we could.

But, I honestly don't see the reason why you couldn't just go somewhere in the woods or something and dump it. It's biodegradable, it's natural...and you're not littering. It's also not like you're dumping a whole pile of that real, stinky dog poop or poop doesn't smell all that bad. Honestly, I would rather smell horse poop than some perfumes you smell people wearing haha.

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