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Re: RC: Sand as Stall Footing/Colic Question.

Hi Kathy,

I have a backyard barn and paddock in northern CA.  The first winter it 
turned into a muddy, slippery mess.  I brought in a bunch of sand.  I 
wasn't thrilled about this solution, but nobody could come up with anything 
better.  I feed on rubber mats that are under a large overhang next to the 
barn.  I sweep it off morning and night before I feed.  Once in a while 
some hay ends up out in the sandy part, but not very much.  I've been doing 
this for the past 2+ years.  So far, so good.


At 10:51 AM 10/8/2001 -0400, wrote:
>Morning folks....
>I'm thinking of moving my horse to a new boarding place....

>The owner uses SAND on the ground in the pipe corral stalls.
>He says it can get very muddy in the winter and the sand keeps them from 
>standing knee deep in mud.  Makes sense.

>To be fair......about 1/3 of the stall is covered in rubber 
>matting...where the food and water tubs are, under the overhang.

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