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Ale 10-01-2013 05:08 PM

Stall Mats?
 
Hey there guys and gals!
I have a few questions about mats for stalls. I am getting my first horse this week, as you might have read in a few of my other threads. She is recovering from a pretty bad case of trush, which means she will most likely be stalled until this clears. The stall I will be keeping her in is flat cement. I was recommended to get some mats and some pellet bedding. My question is, what kind of mats do I get? Where can I find them at a reasonable price? I checked Tractor Supply, who has 4x6 mats for $42+. I am just curious if anyone has found more reasonably priced mats or have a suggestion for something a little cheaper. Her stall is 10x10 so I am going to need a few of those and I am looking at somewhere around $100 just for mats. I am trying to budget as safely as possible. I was told by another horse owner that I should just bite the bullet and do it. I will if that's what I've gotta do, then that's fine. But I figured to ask on here before I went ahead and did anything. Thanks in advance!

CLaPorte432 10-01-2013 05:12 PM

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There are "seconds" that you can get. Its basically the same thing as the TSC mat, but they will have blemishes like scratches, a torn corner etc. Some tack shops in my area sell them for $24.99. Its the same mat...just isn't "beautifully perfect"
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Ale 10-01-2013 05:14 PM

Ah, so I can get second-hand mats just to start me off. That is worth checking out for sure since I have a lot of things to bring home for Dixie this week. I am just trying to budget while still getting everything that she needs to be healthy and happy :)

PaintHorseMares 10-01-2013 05:16 PM

If there are other feed stores, call around. I've seen them from $30 to $40.
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Ale 10-01-2013 05:20 PM

Looking up some local feedstores around me :)

Ale 10-01-2013 05:25 PM

Best-Step® Anti-Fatigue Flooring, Interlocking Mats with Diamond Plate Texture, Pack of 4 - Tractor Supply Online Store

What about these?

PaintHorseMares 10-01-2013 05:31 PM

Those are 1/2" foam. I doubt they would last a day under a horse.
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Ale 10-01-2013 05:33 PM

Rubber Horse Stall Mat, 4 ft. x 6 ft. - Tractor Supply Online Store

These are 3/4 in thickness.
How many of these would I need for a 10x10 stall?

PaintHorseMares 10-01-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Ale (Post 3769962)
Rubber Horse Stall Mat, 4 ft. x 6 ft. - Tractor Supply Online Store

These are 3/4 in thickness.
How many of these would I need for a 10x10 stall?

5, but you'll have to cut one and have a leftovers piece.
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Ale 10-01-2013 05:41 PM

Holycrow. $210.
Do you think that the smaller ones would last me a short enough time to gather the $210 for the 5 heavier duty mats? :l


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