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post #11 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 03:41 AM
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I want details of this!
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I was holding my horse & talking to a lady who was sitting in her car in the barn driveway. It was a really windy day & my horse decided to go pee & the wind blew the pee into the lady's mouth. After she spit & gagged she said it was gritty.
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post #12 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 03:54 AM
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That is too funny Natisha. Well, it is as long as it happened to someone else.LOL

A friend had a gelding that peed every time he did when we were trail riding.

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post #13 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 07:14 AM
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My horse poo's in one massive pile near the poo pile, he's pretty clever i think!
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post #14 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 07:42 AM
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Oh my goodness @natisha LOL whattttt in the world haha! That's hilarious. Not for the lady, but in general.

Redz on Saturday, he took a poo as I was cleaning one of his back hooves. I was like THANKS BUDDY! Almost took a poo on my head! LOL glad it missed me!

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post #15 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 09:07 AM
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My guys all poop when they are loaded into the trailer. I've tried leading them up to the ramp and letting them stand for awhile before loading, but nope, not until they are in the trailer, and the butt-bar is in place. They _are_ good about picking up one foot, then the other to allow me to clean it out; if I don't they really make a mess during the ride.

Poop seems like an important resource to my equines, and I allow them some say in it's managenent. My herd is on 24/7 turnout, with a nice barn/stalls to go into if they want. I don't know it it's because of this or not, but they rarely go potty in the barn, and only occasionally in the paddocks. They are all good about using the same general areas in the pasture to poop, probably 90% of the time. This makes it convenient for me to use the tractor to clean it up, oh yay! They also cultivate a community "Poop Pile" which is the preferred place for nappies, particularly in cooler weather; deep, soft, probably a bit warm from fermentation, and it smells right ;-) I'll loosen this one up with the harrow when I drag the pastures, but I don't pick it up.

I have been using a manure spreader, but I have seen no benefits from this activity other than it disperses the waste. Over the winter I am going to build compost bins. This should simplify the manure chores, and I will either give the compost away, or spread it in the pasture.

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post #16 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 09:24 AM
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My gelding learned to walk off the trail to pee- when he was very green I rode with 2 friends. One of these friends had a mare that only peed off the trail. After a summer of following Katie my gelding Steve also picked up that habit. He was also SUPER clean in his stall.

My husbands new horse does not pee away from home. This is not a good habit we are trying to break. We were gone over 12 hours on a ride in WI and the mare did not pee the entire time we were gone. She did when we got home but WOWZA! that was a long time to hold it.
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post #17 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 12:45 PM
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My horse can be a total and utter PIG! Morning mucking has been awful since I pinched that nerve in my back again, so I'm extra slow, but I have to go digging in his shavings. He kicks it around EVERYWHERE and as a result it gets buried in the bedding. I am lucky only once in a blue he'll leave me neat little piles that aren't kicked around. He generally doesn't pee a whole lot so cleaning the urine soaked bedding out is generally the quickest and easiest part. I'm also OCD and can't handle leaving tiny flakes of broken fecal balls his stall, so I've mastered the corner of the pick trick to lift those up into the muck bucket. I've also bare handed grabbed stray fecal balls that were missed when mucking the stalls out, to toss outside.

The funniest potty thing he's ever done, was when he was was in the pasture that has the muck pile along one fence line, he'll hop onto the muck pile (BO flattens it whenever he feels like it, though lately it's getting kind of high), stare right at you, poop, then walk a few feet, and then pee on it. It's hilarious and I WISH I could train him to do that all the time, as well as just poop on top of poop in the stall... makes it so much easier. *sigh*. I think he likes to pee on the muck pile because it's mixed with bedding since it's all from the stalls and it doesn't splash on him. He's clever, and generally very clean about himself as far as not getting urine on him or poop caught in his tail, etc. He just is always rolling so he's perpetually dusty.

Like all horses, he'll poop in the trailer but he's really good usually and wont pee in it. However I've not taken a long trip with him since he was delivered, so I can't say how anything over an hour would be, but for local trailering, I'm happy it's not a wreck when we get to where we're going.


To the people that have been pooped on, especially in the hair; I've had nightmares about that!! I so much as catch a glimpse of a tail shifting when I'm picking feet and I pull back just in case lol.
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post #18 of 35 Old 11-14-2016, 01:15 PM
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My one son't former girl friend, taught me a neat way to get most of that poop out of shavings
You throw that forkful of shavings, with some balls in it, against the stall wall. Poop falls tot he bottom. After all dirty shavings, except the wet areas and definate piles, which are immediately placed in the poop cart, have had that wall toss, easy to pick up that poop, and I leave the shavings like that, allowing any wet spots to dry, putting stall dry on them, until ready to use stall again, and spread those shavings then again
Mares in heat, geldings around, sure to have a urine soaked stall!
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Since our TWH’s have 24/7 pasture with free access to theirstalls, they rarely poop or pee inside and will go out to the rough areas totake care of business. Unfortunately,the 2 minis seem to think that their stalls and feeding area are the only placesto poop and pee. Of course all 4immediately lift their tails as soon as they’re in the trailer.




The worst horse I’ve ever had for weird potty habits was DD show mare whowas a light grey. That mare had a talentfor pooping and then laying on it, managing to get her blanket totally disgustingwith huge spots all over her, including her face. She’s the only horse I’ve ever had that needed a bath every morning at a show.
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My guys all poop when they are loaded into the trailer. I've tried leading them up to the ramp and letting them stand for awhile before loading, but nope, not until they are in the trailer, and the butt-bar is in place. They _are_ good about picking up one foot, then the other to allow me to clean it out; if I don't they really make a mess during the ride.

Poop seems like an important resource to my equines, and I allow them some say in it's managenent. My herd is on 24/7 turnout, with a nice barn/stalls to go into if they want. I don't know it it's because of this or not, but they rarely go potty in the barn, and only occasionally in the paddocks. They are all good about using the same general areas in the pasture to poop, probably 90% of the time. This makes it convenient for me to use the tractor to clean it up, oh yay! They also cultivate a community "Poop Pile" which is the preferred place for nappies, particularly in cooler weather; deep, soft, probably a bit warm from fermentation, and it smells right I'll loosen this one up with the harrow when I drag the pastures, but I don't pick it up.

I have been using a manure spreader, but I have seen no benefits from this activity other than it disperses the waste. Over the winter I am going to build compost bins. This should simplify the manure chores, and I will either give the compost away, or spread it in the pasture.

Steve

Foto: "Nappies in the Poo"
Want any more free composed manure? Maybe we could start a business, and bag them! I clean my dry lott daily, and take that poop out to a big pile I have in one pasture. It is a becoming poop mountain, with the older stuff being completely broken down. I have had it compacted, with a bob cat, but after 6 years or more, need to find a way to dispose of it!
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