Thanks, yes, I do pick the stall every morning. :) Good point though, I forgot to mention it. I never knew she pooped that much in a night - usually there's at least 7 piles!!
I also generally sweep the mats on a daily basis, at least enough that they aren't dusty or have horse poop remnants on them.
I do use those wood pellets - I also love how well they work over time! :) That's probably something I could currently do better on. Right now there's only 4 bags (give or take areas that have been removed due to dirtiness, of course) in there. The ground under the stall (basically packed earth) isn't the most level thing though, so some areas are really deep and others are nearly bare. I'm hoping to pick up a few more bags this week/weekend and really level it out+deeply bed it.
Gooood point. :)
And, PunksTank, no worries about sounding like an ad. When I first started using them, I was like "WHY hasn't someone told me about these before!!!!!!" They're really great. And SO easy to pick! And so soft! I could also go on for days.
Thanks Verona! I have been filling up the net so much that she generally seems to have about half left in the morning (this net, which is supposedly "just" a medium, literally holds 25+lbs of grass hay, it's crazzzzy! haha). I'm so glad I bought it, I had been just feeding her hay off the ground but this way is saving me so much $$ since she actually doesn't eat/waste as much of it. I love it! haha
That's an excellent point about her peeing "issues". I'm thinking that might be a factor, right now some areas of the stall are really deep (where she actually has been peeing) and some are really thin - due to the ground under the stall. It'll be an interesting test to see when I bed the stall more all over deeply later this week! :)
Thanks Delfina! The run area isn't totally matted and actually, you're totally right, about half her piles are outside on the ground-ground. Really though, a little selfishly, I actually wish she would poop every pile inside - it's so much harder to pick it off the ground! haha Somehow *puts hand to forehead* I'll survive.
But yeah, bedding-wise, bonus!