Best Footing For Horse Run In Shed

Best Footing For Horse Run In Shed – Eugene and Nilla added fresh sand to their shelters this week. In Austfjörður it will look as strange as not participating, but many barns in our area do not shave. Some barns use slides, although they often cost extra. There’s a lot more variety here, so I’m not saying it’s a hard exception, but it’s not like the East Coast where every barn has rinks. Very expensive barns in the area that keep horses completely indoors use wood shavings. However, most barns are not like that.

Most of the cabins are covered in paint and the seats are dirty. In the barns I’ve been to and seen in the area, the barns are usually set up from the dorm. Because of this, individual enclosures can be very unique. I have seen some that just have roofs, some people have built sheds or sheds for stalls, some know how to use things like old pots for food instead of buying expensive plastic containers. Most of the ponds here are mud or gravel. Local residents can add their own gravel if they wish.

Best Footing For Horse Run In Shed

I know the East Coaster in me was horrified when I first got here and was told our horses would be living on rubber mats and gravel. But it works very well. Their hooves are dry and almost never get thrush. This is a really great foundation for barefoot horses. We add new gravel every fall and it survives the rainy season.

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When we first brought Eugene home, he was a little lethargic. Not like a starving horse, but there was a whiff of breath and the hip points were quite sharp. We’ve worked hard to get him to gain weight (lots of supplements, extra grass, rice bran, etc.) and he’s in much better shape now. While Nilla and Shasta never had a problem lying on the gravel (they are fat),  Eugene would get scrapes and cuts on his hips.

To prevent holes in his skin, my barn owner got sand in his shed. And Nilla was extremely jealous. I would love to get a video of this but it would be on the fence between pitches and paws. She would also try to roll as close to the fence as the sand would come out.

I generally don’t like to pour sand into their counters. It is much more expensive and is prone to sandstorms. Even though they feed in their grass net stalls, I see them eating enough leaves in their shelters to know they are eating them. But the mule was so jealous, so we got sand for her too. And she absolutely loved it. Nila’s favorite activities are eating, rolling and lying down. I have been asked if she has stomach problems because she spends so much time lying down at shows and clinics. She especially likes to eat lying down whenever possible.

Our original batch of sand wasn’t very deep, but the batch we put in last week is nice and deep and Nilla is very happy.

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She’s very cute. I’m curious: what are your horses feet like? Sand, gravel, junk, pasture, straw? Let’s start with these photos from my first installation, where I rode horses by myself to my friend’s property and my paddling adventures began.

There are 4 hectares of fields and three horses (the land can hold a maximum of 4 horses), so I have enough land for a “sacrifice field”. And that way I can keep them out on pasture year-round in this super-rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest. BUT, what do I put on top of their greens to create a foundation with proper drainage?

This front area, which I call the “barn,” has their water baths and 2 walk-in shelters, each with their own slow feeders and rubber mats. I will leave their yard open for the winter until May-June. and I will let them hoof with manure. Then I’ll hire a bunch of teenagers to take all the crap out of this ‘sacrifice field’ and get rid of all the worlds, eggs, parasites, etc. And I will move them to the next field. Since I’ll be leaving them all summer and winter, let them take out the trash, etc. When next May/June rolls around, the donation sites will be updated and I’ll bring them back. And repeat, on and on.

BUT the camping area in front of the shelters will get a lot of traffic and quickly turn into a mud pit. So I want to add some sort of surface base to encourage water flow and help keep my horse’s hooves drier to prevent calluses and other hoof problems that are common in such a rainy climate. The question is: what should I put on the surface of this square; what drainage material will work best and not cost crazy money?

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If you don’t care about the hows and whys and research and just want a quick fix, here’s what I recommend after you not only turn this area into a dry haven, but also grow your herd to 11 horses, move to another property and create a dry paddock there!

1. Ideally, spend some time looking at where/how the water flows on your course. When raking soft soil (see step 2 below), try to rake the area so that the slope and gravity will encourage the water to flow where you want it to. If you need to install a drain or gutter, here’s my handy step-by-step guide to installing French brides.

2. Clear all soft organic soil, grass into a compacted substrate. You can use this scraped soil to create a nice hill for them to climb/play in their pasture, which will also create a raised area for them to stand or lie down on during the winter.

Do you need to scratch the soil? This summer. Dirt makes dirt. So if you dig during the wet season, the rain will simply turn the previously compacted soil into even more mud. Then you look at where the water flows when it rains, and then rake and lay gravel in the summer when it’s dry.

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3. After digging into the compacted soil, apply a commercially available barrier material over the solid potting soil. Use something like this Nilex nonwoven geotextile that can withstand rocks, gravel, and horseshoes. My friend Mitchell Allen, who builds horse trails in parks, uses this very material. Don’t just buy geotextile material from your nursery or hardware store (try it, it doesn’t work!). If you live in an area that only gets wet/floods occasionally, you can skip this step. However, if you live in a rainy area like the Pacific Northwest or the UK, this industrial grade barrier material is a must.

4. Now place a layer of large rock or recycled concrete (stone 3 inches wide or larger) on top of the Nilex barrier, about 5 inches deep. It must be deep enough for the rock to shrink and lock in place – so one layer (3 inches of rock) is not enough.

5. Next, spread another 5-inch deep layer of 3/4-inch minus gravel (sometimes called Road Base) over the 3-inch rock. So make sure the two layers on top of the Nilex geotextile are at least 10 inches deep. If you can put a roller or compactor on the surface of the site now, that’s ideal.

Lighter (more on that below) or have a slightly “softer” surface for your horses, then apply a 2″ deep layer minus the top 1/4″ of gravel over the 3/4″ gravel.

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What does minus mean when it comes to gravel? This simply means that the gravel particle size is guaranteed to be smaller than measured. Then

This means the maximum particle size is 3/4 inch and all gravel in the load is guaranteed to be 3/4 inch or smaller.

Some people like to apply a layer of dirt dust as a top layer, but I’ve found that police fines really hinder drainage because they form a solid packed layer over all the gravel. Also, if you want your horses to give your horses a chance to brush their hooves… don’t put dirt dust as a top coat. The minus 1/4 inch that will mix with the 3/4 inch grain over time gives the hooves a great self cutting tool. With 2,400 square feet of gravel, my horses were able to reproduce enough that they only needed maintenance every 5-6 months. I’ve also had no problems with them getting ‘punched’ or damaged by their soles – when the horse’s hooves have a place to dry regularly and a variety of surfaces to choose from, in my experience, hooves and soles.

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