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[RC] Mud -- - L gin

Sounds like a normal Georgia winter to me :0)
What I don't like is the foot deep mud that sucks one boot as you are walking so you stumble and falll SPlAT face down ---then you get to test your "Rain--eh MUD suit-- to see if it leaks- by winters end all your socks are stained with mud ooze on the side where your boots sprung a leak from shoving liquid mud/poo to keep the drains clear around your barn and turnout...
I digress--- I wouldn't use straw, when it then starts to decompose (which is pretty quickly) the gnats love it. Gravel and wood chips work best--depends on what is available locally. We have lots of pine chips in the south...
Digging drains help. Even if it is only 6-8 inches or so. I do alot os drain digging with my boots right after it rains.(which is why I go thru so many rubber boots--- A hoe makes the work faster . I was shoveling liquid mud/poo in the last big wave that came across the US and wishing I could trade with all those folks who had nice, white, clean snow---"My liquid MUD POO---trade for a couple feet of snow and frozen ground!!!!
I also found used conveyer belting and cut it up for my stalls---nothing beat matting your stalls or turnout for easy cleaning. I can just push a big broom and then pick it up in a couple minutes. (my stall doors are kept open for free acces in bad weather, wind, rain etc).

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