Tips On Product Use

Mucking out your stalls

By now you’ve probably mucked out stalls more than you can even count – but are you doing it efficiently?

Start by sifting out the apples – sometimes this can be a treasure hunt. Some horses even take to burying their manure similar to a kitty. It is all right to leave small bits of manure which fall easily through your fork. Remember – your horse is essentially excreting digested grass fibre.

The next part of cleaning deals with urine patches. Horse urine is essentially sterile which means only the very wet patches need to be removed. Damp, but not soaking shavings, do not have to be removed. Flick the damp shavings in amongst the dry bedding. The dry bedding will absorb this moisture.

Push the bedding to the back 1/3 of the stall. You should end up with bedding depth of about 6 inches AT THE BACK OF THE STALL. This way, when your horse spreads the bedding through turning and pawing – the overall depth throughout the stall should not exceed 2 to 3 inches.

Only add bedding when the 6 inches in the back 1/3 of the stall is significantly depleted.

Kentucky Komfort Platinum Shavings are 100% pine, giving you natural odour control in your barn – no need for odour control products.

As much as a deep, fluffy bed of shavings looks wonderful – we need to remember bedding is used to absorb urine and bind manure for easy removal.