Stability for the muddy threshold between paddock and stall
Reading about arena footing and hogfuel and mud got me to thinking. You all might have some good ideas for a little issue I have in my gelding's paddock. The area right outside his stall door to his paddock is where the rain/snow drips off the roof. Thus, in spring and fall, it's always muddy and deep. I'd like to do something to alleviate that. Installing rain gutters would be great, but I haven't figured out how to effectively do that yet, so I'd at least like to address the footing part of the issue. I did, a couple years ago, add bark chips. They didn't really help all that much. The footing is sand and about 3 feet deep. Should I be adding gravel? Some kind of mesh covered with gravel/sand? I'm open to ideas.