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|View Poll Results: How long do you take to clean a stall?|
|Less than 5 minutes||9||11.11%|
|More than 15 minutes||10||12.35%|
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|07-29-2009, 02:19 AM|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong spot.
i dont know if its just me, but it seems like forever to clean stalls (which is understandable, it isnt a pleasant job. but this seriously feels ridiculous to me). so im interested to see how long it takes other people and if im just being whiny or i really do take ages.
ive never really asked anyone how long they take or watched someone the whole time, so maybe im just very inefficient. i usually take around 15 minutes per stall. so how long do you take? any tips to cut down on time?
|07-29-2009, 04:03 AM|
It takes me over 15 mins. to clean stalls (2) I bed with saw dust and I just take my time when I do them. It's like my mental therapy time...
In my younger days when I worked at a harness racing barn I did 30 15x15 stalls everyday except Sunday..working 7- 3. I was a whippersnapper back then
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|07-29-2009, 05:15 AM|
Join Date: Jan 2006
To completely rebed it one takes me around fifteen minutes, te just pick through takes me 5-10
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|07-29-2009, 06:31 AM|
Join Date: Feb 2006
5-10 minutes if I have a clean horse. If he is a pig, it can take longer. I also try to pick out the stalls when I see fresh piles in them.
|07-29-2009, 06:39 AM|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacClenny, Florida
It really depends on what needs to be done. If I'm just picking and putting down fresh bedding, 10 minutes. If I'm stripping the stall, it could take me anywhere from 30-45 minutes to do a good job.
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|07-29-2009, 07:04 AM|
Join Date: Jun 2007
That was funny Tuffsmom...."If they are pigs" I can totally relate to that. Junior is a slob as is his mother.
Back on topic, it takes me 1/2 hr to clean 3 stalls. Junior's being the longest since he tromples around in it. Sometimes its cleaner since he will go poop in the paddock. Guess it depends on his mood that day IDK Chief on the other hand is by far the neatest horse I have ever owned. Poops in one corner and "tinkles" outside. At least he doesnt smush his butt agains the plywood inside the stall anymore. Nothing like brown walls
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|07-29-2009, 07:26 AM|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Ontario, Canada
Depends on how picky I am each day, usually about 10 -15 will do it. I use loose chopped straw for bedding witch I pitch down from the mow once a week (a huge pile of it! the excess I push against the wall and pull from as needed. Works good for me!
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|07-29-2009, 08:24 AM|
Join Date: Mar 2005
I clean daily, but my horses are not in much at all.
We are having a very cool summer so they are out pretty much 24/7
I voted 5 to 10 minutes though.
I clean my dry lot daily which takes about 15 minutes for the 2 horses that I have.
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|07-29-2009, 12:10 PM|
Join Date: Apr 2007
I voted 5-10 but it really depends on the time of year. When they're on the summer schedule, they aren't in for as long & therefore don't make as big of a mess. On the winter schedule is a different story!
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|07-29-2009, 01:35 PM|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ontario, CANADA
15mins+ here, my horses have very large stalls.
I often open all the gates and they can use the 4 stalls as a big run in shelter. That's when it gets really dirty in there, so I get dad to clean it out with the tractor which takes less than 5mins!
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|08-04-2009, 05:04 PM|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SW BC
less than 5 minutes here, cleaning stalls is my job afterall. However I don't consider my circumstances to be normal, I muck about 10-20 stalls a day, all smaller and bedded lighter than the norm.
At another barn that I hope to be working at soon, the stalls are a much more appropriate size and bedded much more heavily, these ones take me about 10 minutes to do, and will probably take less time with practice.
I'm still in the "whippersnapper" stage I think thank god for ergonomic forks!
|08-06-2009, 05:25 PM|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In the Saddle.....
it depends on my horses but on average it takes me 15 mins to clean 4 stalls that includes bedding and watering. So i'm pretty fast, sometimes it takes up to 20 mins but thats if the really trash their stalls.
|08-10-2009, 11:57 PM|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I voted 5-10 minutes, but that's to pick poop, sweep/shovel wet spot(s), lime, bed, and dump water bucket. Less than 5 minutes if just picking. Usually takes about 1 1/2 hours to do 10 stall barn, bed, and sweep/rake the aisle. If I'm crunched for time I can get it done in a little more than an hour, but that's hauling a**! I cleaned 20+ stall barns for years, so I learned to be very efficient!
|08-12-2009, 10:33 PM|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central Illinois
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|08-13-2009, 06:52 AM|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ennismore, Ontario
It depends on the horses stall I'm cleaning. I do a really good job and am as thorough as possible, I pick out all the visable poo and wet spots then bank and sift through to find anything I missed then relevel the shavings and put in more if needed.
A really tidy stall takes about 5-10 mins, but normal stalls take like 10-15, and then I've had some really messy piggy horses that there stalls alone take 20-30 mins. So it really does depend on what the horse is like in it's stall.
I really hate the ones that poo and pee everywhere then mix it all up and grind it all together and then to make things worse stir all there hay up in with it...those stalls take ages to clean especially if the horse is a bucket dumper and spills it's water all over the place.
Last edited by breburtch : 08-13-2009 at 06:56 AM.
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