Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
my mare walks so much she pulverises the manure, and i will not pay my entire month's paycheck for someone to shovel manure for me. 3 days of not having her stall cleaned will not kill her, and she drinks like crazy, taking 3 wheelbarrows of pee dirt a day is not something i can do. I got shavings and the pelleted bedding and the wet issue is fixed (she is also in a fully covered stall so the sun dose not dry it out. and she is in heat every 2 weeks in the summer so she pees at the gelding next to her). As for the turn out issue there is no place that will turn out horses (because the turnouts are the arenas and its self care the feeds). The only place i know of has 10+ horses out in a 1/4 acre "pasture" and they are out in the 110+ heat for 8+ hours. yeah not happening.
If i want her on pasture i would see her maybe 2 times a month because it would cost me 300+ a month and i would have to drive over an hour away.