• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Footwear for stall cleaning.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Footwear for stall cleaning.

    Would love to know what everyone wears on their feet for cleaning stalls.

    I've been wearing tennis-type shoes, but I'm finding the urine has a tendency to eat through the soles pretty quickly.
    Equine Web Design http://www.tbconnect.net | Kingsgate Stud home of Legal Jousting (IRE)

  • #2
    I wear Crocs.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
      I wear Crocs.
      Gross. No seriously. Not only are they not safe, but eww. Please do the ER staff a favor if you're going to insist on wearing inappropriate barn shoes and wear something that wont allow all of the soiled shavings and manure to actually get into your shoe.

      OP- what kind of tennis shoes are you wearing, and how many stalls are you mucking? I usually wear my Hunter wellies to muck, but wear my Converse/converse knockoffs a fair amount as well.... and those babies are going strong! Maybe I need to do more messy mare stalls.... hmmm.

      I really like my wellies... I basically live in them, they're comfy, keep my feet dry and clean- and tough enough to keep the lazy fat Morgan from destroying my feet too much when he can't be bothered to get off of them. Plus they make me feel like a cool kid. That part is super important.

      Comment


      • #4
        Flip flops for the most part.

        I don't ever step in soaked bedding. It gets removed daily (while I'm standing on the dry stuff!).

        And I clean the stalls when the horses are out. Nothing unsafe about that.

        Comment


        • #5
          I enjoy my Ariat Terrains

          I love my Ariat Barnyard Lace boots though

          I would go with the Terrains if you do a lot of walking
          The Barnyards are TOUGH and heavier.

          Comment


          • #6
            Eh.... I don't, as a rule, step in manure or urine. It's a whole lot easier to pick it up with the fork or shovel when I'm not standing on it. And I bed on sawdust, not fluffy shavings. Generally if I get anything IN my shoes it's from walking down my sawdust aisle. I'm not particularly accident prone either- it's been years since I've been stepped on and unless you're wearing steel toes, boots really don't help much with that anyway. Yes I do clean stalls with the horses in, I'm not 'skeerd. There's only a few things I don't do in Crocs- I won't handle a stallion for breeding, mess with foals, or drive the tractor in them. I won't ride either- they don't fit in my stirrups and if bareback they like to fall off.

            I don't feel the need to feel like a "cool kid", my horses are well mannered enough not to step on people and even if they weren't- I'm smart/quick enough to keep my feet out from under theirs.

            Comment


            • #7
              Generally I just wear my rubber boots, though I've been thinking about getting some of the shorter ankle ones, since the tall ones do get rather hot.
              "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
              -Edward Hoagland

              Comment


              • #8
                Crocks - its cleaning up after my own horses, not a boarding barn.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
                  Flip flops for the most part.

                  I don't ever step in soaked bedding. It gets removed daily (while I'm standing on the dry stuff!).

                  And I clean the stalls when the horses are out. Nothing unsafe about that.

                  Me too.
                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fentre...24774504235082

                  http://fentressfieldsequestriancenter.com/

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Hey everyone: I can tell you exactly what to wear.

                    CLARKS MUCKERS. Go on www.ebay.com and type in Clarks Muckers. I buy them off ebay for my barn staff and we all wear them. Not only are they the most comfortable shoes I have worn (I can wear them all day) but they are waterproof and just plain wonderful.

                    I buy them used, mostly, and the used ones are like new. Sometime I get them new. Watch the ebay and get them when you see them going for about 9.99. DO NOT buy the ones that are selling for 40.00 or more. Watch and wait and you will get a bargain. The ones I normally find, new NOT on ebay sell for about $120- 130.00 so obviously they are great quality. Be bargain shoppers and you will love them. I do admit that I did pay about 18.00 for one pair. LOL
                    Sandy
                    www.sugarbrook.com
                    hunter/jumper ponies

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Ariat Fat Baby's. Easy on, easy off and foot protection from hoof and poop.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Sugarbrook, those look so comfy! How do they run size-wise?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Mid length muck boots from TSC. Heavy rubber, easy off and on and comfy. They can be a bit hot but I only have five stalls to clean.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
                            Sugarbrook, those look so comfy! How do they run size-wise?
                            Oooh, do tell. I may have to keep an eye out for those, but I have really short wide feet.

                            For clarification, it's not usually the stalls themselves that make me want my rubber boots on. Most of the stables I've worked at have had manure piles in spots that tended to collect water. Good because there was little or no run-off from the manure pile, but lots of wading through poopy slog getting in there to dump
                            "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
                            -Edward Hoagland

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Muckers.
                              Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Add me to the flip flop/croc list! I'm so glad I'm not the only one...

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  NEW BALANCE TENNIS SHOES = comfortable and durable ~ IMHO ~

                                  In the winter insulated L.L. Bean "duck shoes" ~ three heights depending on how deep the SNOW is - slip on moccasin ; lace up and then taller slip on mid-calf ~ waterproof ~
                                  Last edited by Zu Zu; Aug. 13, 2010, 04:28 PM. Reason: addition
                                  Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Sperry duck shoes. Completely waterproof. They also last for years. Can NOT imagine cleaning stalls (even just my three!) in Crocks or flipflops.
                                    Donerail Farm
                                    www.donerailfarm.com
                                    http://donerailfarm.wordpress.com/

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Most of the year I like the "mucker" type slip ons. I just got a pair of low cut Boggs that are pretty comfy, although i wish they came in half sizes. In winter I have tall fisherman's boots. They are insulated and I can be out for several hours before my toes get cold. I just have one horse at home, so my chores don't take that long. i never could wear "flip flops" for whatever reason. I like my crocs for gardening.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        For 3 seasons, Ariat Terrains. For winter (like slight), the Mid length muck boots from TSC.
                                        <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X