Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I need your input... please
Regarding the five stalls on the north side of the barn..
What are your thoughts about putting concrete in the stalls, then covering with heavy mats?
We are seriously considering this for a few reasons.
(1) every fall, we put in course sand. It helps to fill the urine holes that are created by the horses peeing in the same spot, the dragging hay into it, maybe some poop, then me picking it out. Then the cycle begins again.
(2) In the summer, the stalls have become mostly dirt, dried and pulverized poo and urine, and dust. The dust gets all over everything, and I have breathing problems after I have cleaned the stalls.
(3) by putting concrete, if the horses DO potty in the stall, I can pick up the poop, and hose out the urine, without creating a sewage pond in the stall.
Bear in mind that the horses, as a rule, don't "nap" in the stalls. Neither are the horses locked in... They have free access to the dry lot, which is 75 feet long.
So what are your thoughts?? Pros? Cons?