Has anybody heard of bedding a stall in this way?
One of the stall cleaners at our barn leaves each stall with the bedding swept clean a good four feet at the front and the same at the back, leaving a narrow strip of bedding across the center for the horse to do his business. (Of course this rarely happens, which is especially bad in the case of urine, which just spreads in an unabsorbed puddle.) The method supposedly is used at the fancy facility where this person previously boarded, but it just seems goofy to me. Has anybody heard of bedding a stall in this way?