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Serigraph
Jan. 24, 2010, 07:34 PM
I need one (probably depending on size) rubber mat for grooming and farrier work. It's not for a permanent place, so I'd like to be able to move it into a stall one day.

Any suggestions?

Meredith Clark
Jan. 24, 2010, 07:53 PM
I got 2 of these (http://http://www.tractorsupply.com/equine/horse-stalls-accessories/rubber-matting/royal-mat-rubber-horse-stall-mat-4-ft-x-6-ft--2219003) and nailed them to 3/4inch plywood and it made for a great temp. grooming and farrier pad.

Putting mats on the ground got too squeshy for me.

dmalbone
Jan. 25, 2010, 12:57 AM
this is what she posted
http://www.tractorsupply.com/equine/horse-stalls-accessories/rubber-matting/royal-mat-rubber-horse-stall-mat-4-ft-x-6-ft--2219003

why not just use stall mats?

Meredith Clark
Jan. 25, 2010, 01:12 AM
this is what she posted
http://www.tractorsupply.com/equine/horse-stalls-accessories/rubber-matting/royal-mat-rubber-horse-stall-mat-4-ft-x-6-ft--2219003

why not just use stall mats?

Those are just stall mats (and thank you for reposting my link)

They are ridged on the bottom so water can get under them and textured on the top so they aren't too slippery. Really heavy and awkward though!

dmalbone
Jan. 25, 2010, 01:21 AM
Those are just stall mats (and thank you for reposting my link)

They are ridged on the bottom so water can get under them and textured on the top so they aren't too slippery. Really heavy and awkward though!

Oh sorry... I meant that to the OP, since she was asking what kind to use. :)

Meredith Clark
Jan. 25, 2010, 01:35 AM
Oh sorry... I meant that to the OP, since she was asking what kind to use. :)

oh gotcha!

Yea, as I said I had to put mine on plywood because the ground was so soft under them and I had to nail them to the plywood because it skidded around on the plywood.

It was a pain in the @ss, but that was more because I was doing it in a snow storm... don't ask ! :lol:

ChocoMare
Jan. 25, 2010, 10:10 AM
Go to Sam's Club and get 2 - 4 of the Anti-Fatigue Grease-Proof Mats (http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=148368).

They lock together, drain beautifully and are squishy/slip proof. Need to move 'em? Just take them apart and do so. :D

Serigraph
Jan. 25, 2010, 12:42 PM
Meredith - that is a good idea nailing to plywood. This is going down on the ground too, which right now is mud.

Chocomare - I saw something very similar to that at lowes that I wanted to get, but then the mud would just squish in the holes. Now I think I'll try nailing to plywood to make it work out.

LauraKY
Jan. 25, 2010, 04:22 PM
We had ring mats in our wash stall and I HATED them. The holes collect dirt, which then does not drain. We went with the regular stall mats. You can always use them somewhere else.

We have an outdoor wash stall that is kind of squishy right now since the monsoon started in the fall. If I leave it there, I will build a perimeter with pressure treated wood and fill with rock, then top with mats. At least, that's the plan.

Had to turn my indoor wash rack into an overflow stall. I want it back!