Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
Yes, horse poo smells. And it attracts flies. Also, horses create mud, and in drier climates and weathers, dust. If these things bother you, do not move next to the horses. They were there first. Please don't be like so many people and move to the country and expect the country to change to suit you.
A horse owner can minimize the downsides of horsekeeping by picking up manure (I pick up twice a day), keeping the manure pile covered and correctly composting it, using fly predator wasps and fly traps, rotating pastures, adding rock to mud holes, and so forth. But even so, horses are livestock and that's just what they do while living.
Short horse lover