No matter what type of stables you have on your property, keeping them clean is a must for both you and your horses. Not only can a messy stable lead to a dirty horse and rider, keeping the area clean is vital when it comes to you’re the health of your horses. If the area where a horse sleeps is muddy or wet, it is possible for the horse to contract a variety of diseases. Worse yet, a cluttered stable may lead to your horse injuring themselves on a sharp object or piece of equipment that shouldn’t be there in the first place. The following tips can help you keep your stable neat and clean.
An obvious but often overlooked step is to regularly remove horse droppings from the area. While the amount of times you should do this daily depends on how much time your horse spends in the stable, in general you should do it at least once in the morning and once at night.
Keeping feeding buckets clean is also essential. You both a brush and water for maximum effectiveness, and you should do this at least once a day after feeding your horse.
In general, you should regularly walk around your stable and remove anything that shouldn’t be there. This may include tools you left behind, any pieces of wire or nails on the ground, or just any other type of debris that found its way inside.
You should also sweep the floor daily, clean up any spilled water, and keep bedding away from the doorway. For more stable tips, turn to the professionals at Deer Creek Stables today!