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post #1 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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What do you do..

How do you get rid of all the dung/excrements from your horses? Like, do you have a farmer picking it up once in a while or do you use it yourself?
Tell me your solution, thank you!
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 05:09 PM
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Once my husband discovered that all that manure ect... could be turned into "poor man's loam" he was all on board about the horses!

I have a manure pile that we lime often and turn it over to allow good breakdown. After about 3 years it's ready to use to put in lawns or "fix" areas in the pasture and seed. Grows the best grass!
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Once my husband discovered that all that manure ect... could be turned into "poor man's loam" he was all on board about the horses!

I have a manure pile that we lime often and turn it over to allow good breakdown. After about 3 years it's ready to use to put in lawns or "fix" areas in the pasture and seed. Grows the best grass!
Oh sounds great.
What does the that lime do exactly?
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 06:34 PM
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We (my family and I) grow, cut, and bale our own hay every year. We use the horse manure to spread on the hay fields in the "off season" to refertilize.

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 09:03 PM
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We have really hard ground and dry air where I'm from. People usually spread it throughout the arena to soften the footing.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 09:11 PM
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We have really hard ground and dry air where I'm from. People usually spread it throughout the arena to soften the footing.

This is what we do. And then till it in.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 09:29 PM
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Oh sounds great.
What does the that lime do exactly?
A couple of things.
Helps keep the odor down (though that's mostly for hubby)
Helps with the "breakdown" of the manure
One friend who also does this says it helps with the fly situation, though I'm not convinced, we use fly predators for that
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 09:30 PM
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We use it for fertilizer.

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