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    09-18-2013, 12:39 AM
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Foal
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We are first time horse owners, in the center of the Colorado flooding. Our horse is being boarded in Milliken Colorado. We were finally able to get out to him today. His entire run and barn area is about 6" deep in mud. How can we dry it out? The owner of the boarding place is not helping at this point because he is dealing with so many other flood related problems I guess. We need it to be as unenvasive as possible so he doesn't get mad at us. We recently went from the worst pen to the best. Please help us.
     
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    09-18-2013, 12:45 AM
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Started
I'd think your cut horse out to pasture.
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    09-18-2013, 12:55 AM
  #3
Showing
You can't dry a pen out, so instead try and make sure your horse has access to some dry footing for part of the day. Like an indoor riding arena of sorts if a pasture isn't available
     
    09-18-2013, 01:19 AM
  #4
Yearling
Maybe you can move in some sand or fill dirt to create some high spots or hills for the horses to stand on? Also try to dig out a path for the water to flow out of the pen like mini channels start off shallow and make them deeper?

I feel your pain, we didn't get it as bad as you up north, but we did get more rain in one week then I have seen in my whole life with the river breaking over and my horses are standing in a flooded pasture also.

Thankfully the sun is out now! Stay safe!
     
    09-18-2013, 01:42 AM
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Started
I'm so sorry for the flooding in the Colorado area right now. Breaks my heart. You are in such a tough place right now.

We had flooding a couple years ago. My horses were in a pasture with run in shelters. We did not have a barn. We were in the same situation with six inches of mud, at least! Their hay had to be thrown in the pasture and I would try to make it through this to get it there with my hips literally popping out of their sockets when my feet would get stuck. I almost gave up horses after that.

Our only semi-safe haven was our arena. It was the only thing on the grounds that was not under water. It had puddles, but was sand, so at least it would attempt to dry out fairly quickly inbetween the rain spells. I would take the horses there and clean out their feet and let them breathe.

You just have to keep trucking along the best way you can. Chin up and my prayers are with you guys over there.
     
    09-18-2013, 05:22 AM
  #6
Super Moderator
Not a lot you can do about it. He will survive!
The only thing I can think is if you get some rubber mats to put over the inside area will stop him squelching in the mud.

Sorry for the weather! It is obviously very bad as it made the UK news.
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    09-18-2013, 08:36 AM
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Green Broke
There really isn't going to be any quick fix. Move your horse out of the muddy area. Put him in another stall out outside. If you want to facilitate faster drying of the mud maybe get some heat lamps or a fan and make sure the area is well ventilated. Other then that your pretty much at the barn owners mercy as to what you can do, she may not what you dumping gravel in her stalls.
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