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    01-09-2011, 01:18 AM
Paddock Substrate

Hello All.

Hey, my horse is currently boarded at my neighbor's barn. She has a really nice barn and 9 other horses there. My husband and I are going to start...soon!... building a small barn, paddock and pasture for Bella. I posted my paddock plans online a while back.

Anyway, I am wondering what other people use in the paddock. I realize it's much easier to just use the ground/dirt/mud. The paddock my girl is in right now is pretty muddy. I try to get the manure out on the days I clean, but it's hard when it's stepped on and packed into the muck. I wonder if it would be beneficial to use gravel in the paddock. Maybe road bed? We did add road bed right outside the door to the stall because it was getting deep and she just hated walking there.

I clean her hooves regularly. Is there any reason I could not use road bed? Are there any other options that would be safe and a little more sanitary for her?

Most of the pastures over there, and paddocks, are just sloppy, disgusting muck in the winter time. I'd like to avoid that when I build her home here, but with a thousand pounds on those hooves, I don't know if it's even possible. Any suggestions/comments appreciated.

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