February 8, 2010

Stall remodel

This must be one of the longest small projects that we have had around here, and all that because of wet weather. Both Bueno and Cody have over the years dug substantial holes in their stalls, particularly around the feeders. Quick and cheap fixes of course never last, so we had a dump truck of drainage gravel delivered to fill the holes. Thankfully John Deere helped out in getting the gravel distributed again: we would be sunk without that tractor. Meanwhile I drove to our nearest feed store, 30 miles away, and bought 6 stall mats for each stall. The horses were sprawled out while all this was going on.

We tried the best we could to pack down the gravel and make a level base with the tractor, and installed the mats. It looks great, and best of all, it looks like it might work and keep the horses from standing in holes, as well as make daily cleanup easier.

I wonder if Buggsy is going to be jealous ...

1 comment:

DJ said...

If I were Buggsey, I would refuse to let anyone ride me until I had some nice straw mats and gravel placed in my stall with great care and much ceremony!