Mud

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On a horse farm, rain equals mud.  Lots of rain, equals lots of mud.

I’ve never been on a horse farm without mud.  Do they exist?  I suppose they exist if you don’t let the horses out of their stalls at all.  But I’m not sure that’s fair, as sometimes it’s wet for a long time around here.

A few weeks ago, we got a ton of rain.  Which turned our world to mud.

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So once it stopped raining and things dried up, we decided to buy pea gravel, limestone screenings and driveway gravel.

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Some for the driveway.

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Some for a trail we made for the horses from the arena, past the shelter and out to the pastures.

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We spread the piles with our tractor as best we could.

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The horses watched.  Wondering why they were not allowed in.6971BE3F-6A3C-4BE3-BFB3-48822FEFB96D

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We also have a trail of pea gravel from the arena out to the shelter.IMG_0184

 

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Then we added limestone screenings outside the arena.

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And onto the walkway into the arena.

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And into the stall area inside the arena.

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It looked beautiful for about 5 minutes and then the horses promptly started pooping on it all.

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We are doing our best to remove the poop from the trail of pea gravel and limestone daily – in order to keep the gravel there at least through the fall, winter and spring season when it can get so muddy.  It is a lot of poop though, so we fall behind a lot.

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It’s not perfect, but it’s minimizing the mud at least for now.  We’ll see how long it lasts.

 

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