Does anyone have any ideas for my poop pile?! - The Horse Forum
 21Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 45
• Horses: 1
Exclamation Does anyone have any ideas for my poop pile?!

I plan on starting a bed and breakfast, but a poop pile won't be very inviting for non - horsey people. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do with the poop pile?

I have thought of keeping it far away from the barn, but that would be very inconvenient for people when they clean out their stalls.
JessCeri is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 05:47 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,188
• Horses: 3
If horse people don't understand a manure pile, then I have to wonder what kind of horse owners they are.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 05:54 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: AZ
Posts: 944
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
If horse people don't understand a manure pile, then I have to wonder what kind of horse owners they are.
She was talking about NON-horsey people.
EponaLynn is offline  
post #4 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,188
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by EponaLynn View Post
She was talking about NON-horsey people.
If that's the case, then why would NON-horse people be cleaning stalls? You can check your 'tude at the door, Epona.

If it's an all inclusive B&B, I'd think the owner would have barn help for that and not expect her non-horsey guests to clean up after the B&B's horses.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!

Last edited by Speed Racer; 10-29-2013 at 06:00 PM.
Speed Racer is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 06:28 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
Speed Racer, I think the OP will have the barn and a B&B but the two are not necessarily related or catering to the same group of people. So, someone books a room for a night that has absolutely nothing to do with animals, horses, etc. they don't understand that a poop pile is just part of the environment.

OP, how much poop are we talking about? How many horses? How far is the barn from the house?

A couple of quick ideas:
1. Do you have a tractor so you can move the stall clean out weekly to another location that is out of sight?
2. Erect a fence on the side that the B&B guests see and plant aromatic flowers (lilacs are great and require NO care) in front of the fence.
EmilyJoy likes this.
NorthernMama is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,438
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
If that's the case, then why would NON-horse people be cleaning stalls? You can check your 'tude at the door, Epona.

If it's an all inclusive B&B, I'd think the owner would have barn help for that and not expect her non-horsey guests to clean up after the B&B's horses.
Pretty sure she meant two separate groups of people - the people who have stalls and clean them would be inconvenienced by a poop pile farther away, and the people at the B&B would be put off by a poop pile. Not that the people at the B&B would be cleaning stalls.

At least, that's what I took from it.
Shoebox is offline  
post #7 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 06:40 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,171
• Horses: 5
put an add on craigslist for organic fertlizer!
Tarpan and JessCeri like this.

Cowgirl up!
littrella is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 07:12 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 20,724
• Horses: 3
Can you not use a large trailer to put the muck in and ask a local farmer or market gardener if they would take it away from you regularly?
JessCeri likes this.
jaydee is offline  
post #9 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 07:20 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: AZ
Posts: 944
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
If that's the case, then why would NON-horse people be cleaning stalls? You can check your 'tude at the door, Epona.
I don't have a 'tude, I was merely pointing out something you might have missed in the OP.
EponaLynn is offline  
post #10 of 28 Old 10-29-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 45
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
If that's the case, then why would NON-horse people be cleaning stalls? You can check your 'tude at the door, Epona.

If it's an all inclusive B&B, I'd think the owner would have barn help for that and not expect her non-horsey guests to clean up after the B&B's horses.


The non horsey people wouldn't be cleaning stalls, they would be the guests at my B&B. I would have hired help to clean the stalls. Read properly, and check your own "tude"
JessCeri is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hay pile protection jmc Barn Maintenance 6 09-12-2013 09:09 AM
Big G in a pile of lettuce El Gato Horse Pictures 5 03-29-2008 11:58 AM
Manure Pile Vidaloco Horse Talk 10 11-08-2007 08:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome