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    05-23-2012, 01:39 PM
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Foal
Question How far should a horse be kept from a muck heap

Hi I have a 16month old gelding he is currently in a pen next to a muck heap but need to know is this ok or is their a recommended distance he should be from it?
     
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    05-23-2012, 01:41 PM
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Green Broke
Are you referring to a compost heap being used to cycle horse/stall waste?
     
    05-23-2012, 01:43 PM
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Foal
Yes its an area where people off load horse waste from their stables
     
    05-23-2012, 02:54 PM
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Yearling
Our manure pile is about twenty feet from the paddocks on each side. Has been for 16 years, with no ill effects. It gets taken away every spring, and the horses aren't inside all that often so it's not very big. My Shetland has lived on the property for 16 years as well...she's perfectly healthy. I wouldn't recommend it, but with us we only have 2.25 acres with 6 horses and a pony.The flies aren't bad, in fact there aren't that many at all.
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