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Who doesn't clean stalls so manure piles up then feeds on the manure to prevent colic

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  • Cleaning horses stall to prevent colic
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    01-01-2011, 07:00 PM
  #91
Green Broke
It might be different if horses ingested fats and sugars and meat like humans, then sure their manure would be bad for them to stand on. But alas all they eat(or should be eating) is high fiber plant matter, so that is all that comes out the other end, sterilized plant fiber... I really do not see how that is bad for them to stand on a thin layer of it, dried of course, to help lower their sand ingestion... Even if they eat a little of it again, it hurts nothing. What do you think happens out in a pasture? Some time a horse or cow or dog or cat or rat has pooped on every inch of it, but they still have no problem eating, playing, and rolling on it.
     
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    01-01-2011, 08:04 PM
  #92
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Honeysuga    
but they still have no problem eating, playing, and rolling on it.
I've seen horses use poop piles as "pillows." by choice.
     
    01-01-2011, 08:26 PM
  #93
Green Broke
The stall doesn't look that bad to me as far as cleanliness. I have heard of people leaving a layer of dry poop spread out in a stall to decrease colic & make the ground softer.
It doesn't work for me because my horses are barefoot. Besides if you live where I do, your horse should be on a regular regime to prevent sand colic anyway.
I would have 2 water buckets if they were that size, but that's just me.
Speed Racer is right, those type of stalls are very common in AZ.
I'm more concerned with the fact that there is no shelter (shade) like Always Behind. Even the low end Boarding Stables in my area have some type of shade.
     
    01-01-2011, 08:51 PM
  #94
Green Broke
As far as we know those are just temporary turn out pens for whatever reason and the horses might not even be out there very long in the sun at all.
Seeing as our OP has decidedly split now that noone is patting her on the back and or saying how horrendous the conditions are, we may never know.
     
    01-03-2011, 01:53 AM
  #95
Foal
I'm with you. I would be so pissed if I went out a found my horse's stall like that. A horse's stall should always be kept dry and clean. Colic...nice excuse...how about protecting them from the swarms of flies that much manure will produce just standing around. No water...and there concerned about horses colicing. You made the right decision by moving your horse out of there!
     
    01-03-2011, 03:25 AM
  #96
Green Broke
When manure is spread out thinly and dried, flies will not lay eggs in it. So I guess you walk around all day with a bucket to catch your ponehs poops before they dirty his stall? And in case you didnt notice Nicole, those buckets DID have water in them so they could not have really been low that long considering how quickly water evaporates from hot plastic in the desert sun...
     

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