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post #21 of 36 Old 07-11-2017, 11:27 AM
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I can't imagine not matting my stall floors. Especially on wood, it would at least make them last longer.

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post #22 of 36 Old 07-11-2017, 11:29 AM
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LOL Jaydee,
I also use a plastic snow shovel for wet spots.
It scrapes the floor really well, ready for sprinkling Stall Dry on it.
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post #23 of 36 Old 07-11-2017, 05:10 PM
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LOL Jaydee,
I also use a plastic snow shovel for wet spots.
It scrapes the floor really well, ready for sprinkling Stall Dry on it.
Broom and aluminum scoop shovel works well for that also! (wet spots)
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post #24 of 36 Old 07-11-2017, 06:03 PM
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I don't have stalls, though I do make one up when needed. Use old hay, so can't advise on cleaning them how others typically do it, lol.

But I have a horse who liked to eat shavings...He still would if I used them. He never really seen them before and being a hog on a diet meant he ate them.
Found out when I got my trailer ready for his ride to the trainers....Then he kept eating them once at the trainer. Pooped bits out here n there. He didn't eat enough to cause an issue.

Can't help with the nastiness either. My recent gelding, he loves to lay in his poop after a bath or heavy rain, but not constantly like yours does.
Though....have you tried leaving him filthy and seeing if he keeps at it? IDK if you already mentioned it, I missed it if you did.

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post #25 of 36 Old 07-11-2017, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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@secuono Our winters here get nasty, 40 or 50 degrees below zero with biting winds, so for 6 months out of the year I can't bathe either of my horses. I keep my horses blanketed so he stays really clean during the winter lol .... his belly was gross though. I curried out what I could but there's only so much you can do when it's that cold. Takes about 10 minutes for you face to go numb (even with protection). Hands come about 5 or 10 minutes after that, if you're really moving to keep yourself above freezing. If you sit still, or stand in one place for more than a few seconds, your hands will go numb first. It's just lovely!

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post #26 of 36 Old 07-11-2017, 08:17 PM
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I feel bad for you @Kaifyre . As much as I hate this desert heat, I would not enjoy such a long, severely cold winter. I'll be sure to point my mom to this thread next time she sings "Meet me in Montana". lol.

I hope you can find an answer that works for you. That is a very tough situation. :(
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post #27 of 36 Old 07-12-2017, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Well I picked up some shavings today so I'll throw them in tomorrow and give that a whirl ... I'm hoping that, even if he doesn't stay this clean and shiny, he will at least not be covered in nastiness anymore! At least after a bath he looks good though. ; )

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post #28 of 36 Old 07-14-2017, 02:41 AM
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Once you get the hang of doing stalls with a manure fork you will not need a pitchfork.
I did up to 30 stalls a day {very long day} with just a good manure fork.
You can dig within reason and turn over a entire stall that has been properly cleaned daily with no problem or breaking of the manure fork.
My one fork is now about 15 years old and still going strong. Take care of it and it takes care of you.
I have a True Temper long handled pitchfork too I love...it sits gathering dust.
It takes a lot for me to need to drag out the "heavy artillery"...and my back appreciates the lighter manure fork.

I can clean straw stalls too and will gladly do a shavings stall of any depth bed of shavings and any pig of a horse anyday.
To me, a lot less work and a better finished product.
That said, for broodmares nothing beats the softness of a straw bed and much safer I think for the new baby not to have their nose stuck 10" deep in shavings..
A time and place for everything...
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lol Well this was way back in the 80's. I didn't see a single manure fork there. We just used pitchforks with close teeth and normally pitched the manure out by hand . . . yep, bare hands no gloves. lol

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post #29 of 36 Old 07-14-2017, 02:43 AM
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I don't have stalls, though I do make one up when needed. Use old hay, so can't advise on cleaning them how others typically do it, lol.

But I have a horse who liked to eat shavings...He still would if I used them. He never really seen them before and being a hog on a diet meant he ate them.
Found out when I got my trailer ready for his ride to the trainers....Then he kept eating them once at the trainer. Pooped bits out here n there. He didn't eat enough to cause an issue.

Can't help with the nastiness either. My recent gelding, he loves to lay in his poop after a bath or heavy rain, but not constantly like yours does.
Though....have you tried leaving him filthy and seeing if he keeps at it? IDK if you already mentioned it, I missed it if you did.

OH!!! I just saw you you have Babydoll sheep :) I have Shetlands and Jacobs and one Babydoll x Shetland. I love those smiling faces!!!

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post #30 of 36 Old 07-14-2017, 03:39 AM
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OH!!! I just saw you you have Babydoll sheep :) I have Shetlands and Jacobs and one Babydoll x Shetland. I love those smiling faces!!!

Your the state under mine, it looks like....Need some pure Babydolls to blind you with their grins and fluffy faces??

Even the mutts tend to be adorable.

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