November 18, 2015 at 8:58 amjpjen42 Original PosterTopics Started: 1Replies Posted: 1
Hi everyone, I’m hoping someone might have advice. I have a light grey gelding who insists on being a chestnut paint. He will urinate in his stall, then immediately lay down on it, thoroughly staining his coat. He does this both in the stall and out in the pasture. Somehow in the pasture the stain is not too bad and can be brushed out, but the stall requires some hard core scrubbing and QuikSilver. We have a gravel base ( a little larger than sand – Class I ), and I have tried with just the gravel, gravel + shavings, gravel + straw, gravel + shavings + straw. None of those have helped out. Does anyone have a suggestion on what type of bedding we might be able to use to help keep him somewhat clean? With the gravel base, the liquids pass through rather quickly, and there is never a standing puddle for more than a few seconds. Thank you!!
Attachments:November 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm
Horses seem to enjoy being dirty, particularly if it makes work for us.
It is never the horse's faultNovember 18, 2015 at 9:51 pmpheetsTopics Started: 5Replies Posted: 475
I soo bet that that is NOT what this poor woman wanted to read : D
Even if it IS true!
All I can offer is that if the horse is currently in a cooler climate, perhaps a light sheet, even just a fly sheet if not often blanketed, will help a bit?
Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.November 19, 2015 at 12:04 am
Not sure – Joe Joe somehow manages to get dirt stripes above each eye, behind each ear and under his forelock, while keeping the rest of his head quite clean. I have no idea how he does this. Selena just wallows in mud. I don’t know of anything that would keep them clean, except bubble wrap.
It is never the horse's faultNovember 19, 2015 at 6:09 ampheetsTopics Started: 5Replies Posted: 475
Might be an Ara-Bean thing : )… Taj can/will find mud in the middle of February, regardless of snow depth or temps. He is also light grey, I sympathize sincerely with jpjen42 and you, Joe-Joe! Think I would rather the mud than P/P stains tho, easier to clean, for sure.
Could soak him in some type of ShowSheen product but then, I would rather the P/P stains than the bald spot. Pick the faults you can live with, we all got ’em, the variety is endless ; )
Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.November 19, 2015 at 12:48 pm
I can live with the dirt However, Joe Joe’s too often looks like war paint. Funny, they never have manure/urine stains.
It is never the horse's fault
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