New Here - New to Home Horse Care
Hi all. We just leased a horse property for our two semi-retired showjumpers.
The "barn" is a run-in shed with 4 stalls. The covered part of the stall is 12' and then they have another 15' of uncovered area.
The horses are in at night for feeding and bed time and are let out in the morning after they eat. The stalls are closed during the day so they will use the 4 acre pasture.
My problem - The floor is packed dirt. The mare urinates huge amounts at night and her run reeks of ammonia. We use PDZ for the smell. but can't dry the wet spots. A soggy mixture of urine, poop, hay, and dirt. I try to shovel it all up but that seems impossible.
We've tried putting cat litter there (supposed to be absorbent) or adding sand to the spot. Nothing works.
Help Help Help. I HATE cleaning her stall.