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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar. 2, 2004
    Corbyville, Ontario, Canada

    Default Concrete ridge in stalls

    We have just purchased a farm with a beautiful old bank barn. The stalls have been converted to horse stall - they are concrete flooring so I'm planning on putting mats down and then bedding well with shavings/sawdust as per the concrete floor thread. My issue is that in the middle of several of the stalls is a poured concrete ridge that runs the full length of the stall and is about 3-4 inches wide. Should I : a) just matt up to that point and put lots of shavings over it, b) double mat right over the top of the whole stall (I'd end up with 1 layer of mat over the ridge and two elsewhere, c) tear out the ridge and replace with stone dust/screenings - thereby also giving some drainage to the stalls or d) put down something like soft stalls - could the soft stalls be installed with allowances for the ridge and still fitted securely around the stall?
    Thanks for any advice.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 31, 2010


    If you put soft stall down, you could just put wood on either side of the ridge to level it off. I am not sure what I would do with mats though...the wood idea would not work as well as the urine would get underneath and rot the wood. I really like my softstall I would likely just go that root and not have to worry about using as much bedding!

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