Tips for Streamlining the Horse Stall Cleaning Process
While you could completely eliminate the need to clean your barn by putting your horses out to pasture 24 hours per day, this is obviously not a feasible option. Still, you might be happy to know that there are a few options that you can explore to help minimize the amount of time you spend cleaning your barn with Horse Stall Cleaning. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Use the deep litter system: remove only the visible manure and wet spots, tossing the soiled bedding to the sides of the stall and putting a thin layer of clean bedding in the center. Banks of dry shavings will eventually form around the outside of the stall, which can then be used to refresh the center while reducing trips to the shavings heap. The shavings will need to be completely stripped once or twice per year.
- Use the right tools: Multi-tined, lightweight pitchforks are your best option for removing waste while allowing clean shavings to fall through. Purchase an oversized wheelbarrow to help reduce the number of trips you have to take to the manure pile.
- Use floor coverings: Floor coverings, such as mats and grids, help to facilitate drainage while protecting the floors. They also require less bedding on top.
Of course, even with proper care, the time will come when you have to say goodbye to your horse or other large animal. When this time comes, you can trust The Last Ride with all of your large animal and horse removal needs.