The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun. 28, 2003
    Posts
    4,347

    Default how long should stall mats last

    we moved to our boarding barn about 10 years ago and the stall mats were not new then (and were not well installed)

    they have been adjusted a few times but are still the same mats
    but Im noticing corners cracking and other signs of deterioration

    how long can you realistically expect from stall mats??



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,608

    Default

    I think it depends on climate and mat quality, but mine have been down for 10 years now and basically look brand new when I do my annual full-barn scrub down. Have pulled one or two up occasionally to fill in a rodent hole, but that's about it.

    But, I also sprung for the nice full 1" ones. The "need two people to move this heavy sucker" ones. It's hard to find them in my area anymore, you see a lot of the 3/4" ones, or even people trying to pass off 1/2" ones as stall mats.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 26, 2006
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    4,378

    Default

    ours are 24 years old, no problems...horses are stalled at night and during bad weather.

    We have the ones that were sold by White Horse Trading company... each 4by6 weighs about 100 pounds



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Location
    Rochester,NY,USA
    Posts
    7,427

    Default

    Mine are the same as clanter's. They were installed 23 and 24 yrs ago and still in good shape. I did my barn aisle as well in rubber mats. I don't know what the brand was but they are probably about 100 lbs as well.
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



Similar Threads

  1. Frelonic Stall Mats or Interlocking Mats?
    By js in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jan. 4, 2014, 08:13 PM
  2. Stall Mats in Wash Stall - will it drain?
    By LauraKY in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Nov. 14, 2013, 12:36 PM
  3. Spin off on stall mats... stall savers?
    By NBChoice in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Apr. 5, 2013, 11:32 PM
  4. Best Stall Mats
    By MissyA84 in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Jan. 4, 2012, 09:39 AM
  5. Stall skins vs. regular stall mats?
    By Sparky Boy in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: Aug. 11, 2011, 12:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness