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post #11 of 22 Old 04-01-2014, 07:38 PM
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No question asked is ever foolish if you learn by the answer...foolish, that is the question you don't ask and never learn from or about...

So...a manure fork {like either one you pictured is fine} and a wheelbarrow.

Go park the wheelbarrow a very short distance away from a few piles of poop. Grab the handle of the fork and slide the plastic tongs alone the ground just under the poop, now lift. Now dump it into the wheelbarrow.
Find the manure truck, or where they dump the wheelbarrows from cleaning stalls and leave the equipment put neatly away empty & clean for the next time.

Plastic manure forks are not made to dig with, you use a metal pitchfork or shovel to dig with... a plastic fork for sliding under and scooping.
As others said, once you do a few piles you will be a pro at this task.

And the one to look the fool, is the BO for allowing her barns paddocks to be so disgusting and filthy for her boarders horses to live in.
Your horse will love you for this, his feet will be healthier not standing nor walking through poop all the time, the flies will actually go feast more someplace else...a win-win for you and your horse.
You may start a epidemic of cleanliness at your barn...

Good for you for wanting a nicer environment for your horse to be in.
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post #12 of 22 Old 04-01-2014, 08:39 PM
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How to problem solve:
Try one tool, if it works well keep using it.
If it doesn't work well try another tool and see if it works better or worse.
This line of thinking might come in handy in case you internet is down.
Keep in mind what may work one day may not work with different circumstances like big poop, small poop, colder weather, rainy or dry weather.

This line of thinking may also help you in other problem solving :)
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Three full wheelbarrows full later ... I ended up using both the shovel and the poo fork or whatever it's called. Luckily I had my big strong boy to help me (not that he didn't complain the entire time.)

My mare loved having me there. I swear if she could pick up a shovel, she would have helped. She inspected each and every shovel-full and then checked to be sure we did a good job.

Love that girl!
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I also use one of these, called a muck scoop & by far the fastest and easiest way to remove muck from a paddock - scoop it up and put it into your wheelbarrow
I've tried everything else there is and it works the best
You can buy them off ebay but most UK online company's like Shires Equestrian and Robinsons Equestrian will probably ship to you as well
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:). Not a stupid question, I was interested in hearing what everyone else did.

Personally I use a big snow shovel in one hand and a large rake in the other. Scoop with the shovel then rake the poop into the big shovel and toss in the wheelbarrow. :)
The rake comes in handy to hold/pinch/secure the bigger loads so you don't drop any which drives me crazy.
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Ooooh, I like that shovel.

Weird how I am excited about poo shovels now. What I glamorous life I lead!
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The 1st time I went into the paddock to use the horsey pooper scooper, the poop tried to get away from me too. So I put the shovel in front of it so it wouldn't move then scooped it up. Now I seem to be an ole pro at it.
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I am a "master mucker" and even have placed in eventing shows. I personally prefer the black model as I normally wear matching black half chaps with my paddock boots.
The black rake also blends nicely with the poo pods.

Never use a spoon !
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I am a "master mucker" and even have placed in eventing shows. I personally prefer the black model as I normally wear matching black half chaps with my paddock boots.
The black rake also blends nicely with the poo pods.

Never use a spoon !

hahahahaaaaa my first laugh of the day. :)
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An aluminum grain shovel with a wide blade and sides is great for raking manure into it. It's lightweight and easy to handle.



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