Sunday, December 11, 2011

things i've learned from mucking stalls

Okay. . .so after a weekend of mucking stalls and dealing with horse poop for hours on end, this is what I have learned:

1. The Arabs need a special fine toothed muck rake to get all of their teeny tiny poops.

2. The Thoroughbreds are incredibly messy! And they need to stop covering their poops with the sawdust, like kitty litter. It's like a search and rescue mission for poop in their stalls.

3. Not sure what these two are, but they are equally as messy! I totally don't understand the pooping right at the door thing.

4. The Appaloosa seems to spin and poop. It is every where!

5. The Quarter Horses are the neatest of the bunch. Poop goes in one corner, pee in another. And then they stay out of those places when not using them.

6. The Tennessee Walking Horse's poop falls apart and disintegrates. Why?
7. The Big, Black, Drafts drag their hooves throughout their stall, which gets their pee and poop mixed up in everything. Then their sawdust builds up along the edges and there is none in the middle.

8. The "tch" brothers are my favorite! They are pasture boarded, no stall to clean!

9. The Haflinger prefers not to pee in her stall. The moment she is out, she will go. She is pretty neat, too.

10. My new Muck Boots are awesome! 


  1. Camryn here:
    I'm pretty neat unless Mom is down late for room service in the morning. I poops in one area and pees in another. I do pee lots n lots as I like to keep hydrated, what goes in must come out you know!!!

  2. LMAO!

    On another note, I'm glad you love your new boots!

  3. OK... now I'm waiting for the results of your next study; mares vs geldings ... oh, and it would be great to see differences between geldings and stallions!
    Thanks for the fun post!

  4. Camryn, Shy is the same, but I think she holds her pee and only goes in her stall as a last resort.

    Robin, the new boots are great! I highly recommend them!

    Dreaming, 2 out of 3 mares (Shy and Dulce) are very neat. Lexi is a pig. The rest are geldings. 5 out of 16 geldings (not counting the pasture boarded horses) are neat to semi-neat. So the mares win the neatness with a 66% of cleanliness over the 31% for the geldings. I have no stallions to compare. :)


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