Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Midlands, UK
Mud Central! Need solution please!
I was wondering if anyone could help me come up with a solution for my mud problem.
-Approx 3 acres (okay, not very big, but better than nothing!) split into large day turn out, and small night time paddock.
-Both horses out 24/7 but have access to cosy shelter day or night if they so choose.
-Around the gate area to the large turnout and around the front of the shelter is the most horrendous mud. Like, welly-losing, slipping and falling on your face mud.
-Shelter is not mobile, so I can't move it (with great ease and safety anyway)
-I have nowhere else to shelter them to rest the shelter.
-The weather has been awful for the past week (and pretty bad all year) where I am.
I've looked into:
They all have their down falls.
If you've had experiences with any, good or bad, please tell me.
I'd like to know:
-Process of laying it down (difficulty)
-How long term the solution is
-Where to source these things
-Any other way of dealing with the mud I have not mentioned.
Also, if I chose grass mats, is it too late for them? Would they just sink?
I'm so worried as both my horses are at such a risk of Mud fever, I'm worried sick about them.