• 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

Any good use for leftover stall mat pieces?

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

  • Any good use for leftover stall mat pieces?

    When we put mats in the stalls a few years ago, there were of course leftover pieces. There are some 8'x8" pieces (give or take), some 4' long pieces, some 6x6 squares and some long, thinner strips.

    I've been hoarding them thinking there HAS to be something useful to do with them. Now that I've moved them for about the 11th time, it's time to say do or die and I'd really rather not finally toss them then suddenly realize what they'd be awesome for LOL
    ______________________________
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

  • #2
    Anywhere there is a concrete floor they make great anti fatigue mats, you'd have to piece them together though. In the basement/barn for in front of the laundry, on steps. We have a couple of big chunks sitting out on the gravel and park the push mower on them, keeps the weeds down.
    Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
    Incredible Invisible

    Comment


    • #3
      Throw them in a wood chipper and make footing? Well maybe not if they have a metal fiber core...
      Route water?
      Put in gate ways
      Cross ties?
      Trailer mats?

      There's always craigslist
      www.destinationconsensusequus.com
      chaque pas est fait ensemble

      Comment


      • #4
        sound absorption mounting for electrical motors... also can be used as an insulator mount depending upon type of mat

        Another place is put on latch side of steel gate panels ...takes the clang out of the gate hitting the post

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Oh gosh they aren't remotely large enough to put anywhere for footing LOL And not nearly enough to stick in a chipper (if we even had one) to make anything usable.

          I DO like the idea of using them to plop something on, getting it off the ground. I don't think we have anything that would make sense for that. Hmmm, I could use them to raise the chickens' water and feed off the ground a bit more
          ______________________________
          The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

          Comment


          • #6
            You could use one under the chicken feed pan to make a clean spot to feed/water them. We had some at our hitching rail. For a while I had one hung in our horse trailer where my horse loved to paw and strike the steel trailer when we were stopped anywhere. It protected the trailer and his dumb foot and our ears. Place to put boots somewhere...

            Hmm I can't think of much more right now but I don't know that I would throw them away just yet. We left all ours when we moved and I'm pretty bummed about it, I miss them.
            “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey

            Comment


            • #7
              I have a decent size piece to go underneath my generator when camping. It fits in my rear tack compartment underneath the generator for storage.
              "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White

              Comment


              • #8
                My thin strips I used as borders around gardens to keep the grass back and weeds down. Also used under mowers. If you live in snow area, I've saved some to go under tires for traction. DH also has a piece in the shop over concrete (easier to stand on)
                Epona Farm
                Irish Draughts and Irish Draught Sport horses

                Join us on Facebook

                Comment


                • #9
                  A friend used some strips to pad her horses stall door. The doofus would stand there and beat the door with his knee.
                  You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I use them as "doormats" in front of the stalls. Keeps the shoes from wearing away the concrete of the aisle as horses go in and out. Some leftovers were large enough to just use one piece, some of the strips I had to double up to cover more area.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I've seen people put strips of rubber matting under electric fences in areas that are really awkward to mow, to keep the grass from growing. You can also put pieces along the barn/buildings where water drips off the roof, to keep the dripping from eroding the ground. You could use some of the strips to make "anti-cast" strips along the stall walls.

                      You just know if you throw them out you will immediately have a use for them!
                      Jigga:
                      Why must you chastise my brilliant idea with facts and logic? **picks up toys (and wine) and goes home**

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        If you have a slant load trailer w/the tack in back, you can prevent pee and sawdust from getting into the tack area by cutting a 2nd layer to put on top of the existing mat. The extra height helps seal up the back tack.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by saultgirl View Post
                          I've seen people put strips of rubber matting under electric fences in areas that are really awkward to mow, to keep the grass from growing. You can also put pieces along the barn/buildings where water drips off the roof, to keep the dripping from eroding the ground. You could use some of the strips to make "anti-cast" strips along the stall walls.

                          You just know if you throw them out you will immediately have a use for them!
                          Wow! These are great ideas.
                          Sue

                          I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I got uses

                            Got dogs? Cats? I would LOVE to have some stall mat scraps to pad my dogs' crates and beds around the house. I'd love one for my car's cargo area, under floor mats in my kitchen to give me some cushioning on unforgiving floors etc.

                            Send em to me!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I would kill for some to put just outside my barn for a "wash rack" so they don't stand in a pile of mud/gravel.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Personalized Christmas Gifts ~ I'll Explain ~

                                Personalized Christmas Gifts !

                                Key fobs
                                Door Stops
                                Hats
                                Necklaces
                                Dog Toys
                                Name Plates
                                Book Marks
                                Snake Killers
                                Coffee Stirrers
                                Guns oops NO NO !!! no toy guns !!!
                                Diet chews for people
                                Chess players for a chess board
                                Mini frisbees
                                Tootbrush holder
                                Iphone protector
                                Ear plugs for horses and people ~

                                AND ON AND ON AND ON ...

                                HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! JB !!!

                                OH !!! and a color chart for evaluating the
                                color & consistency of chicken $hit ! ~
                                Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  So many great ideas! So many I don't have enough leftovers for, so many I don't have the situation for LOL
                                  ______________________________
                                  The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    Zu Zu I am ROLLING!!

                                    And just for you Zu - when a dog eats enough chicken $h!t, THEIR $h!t looks like chicken $h!t
                                    ______________________________
                                    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      And NOW I can sleep ~

                                      And NOW I can sleep !

                                      Bless you child !

                                      Originally posted by JB View Post
                                      Zu Zu I am ROLLING!!

                                      And just for you Zu - when a dog eats enough chicken $h!t, THEIR $h!t looks like chicken $h!t
                                      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by saultgirl View Post
                                        areas that are really awkward to mow, to keep the grass from growing. You can also put pieces along the barn/buildings where water drips off the roof, to keep the dripping from eroding the ground.
                                        This is where ours end up. At the bottom of downspouts to keep rain sliding away. In flower beds over winter to keep down weeds. In corners of buildings where you would need to weed-whack. Under feed/water pans for horses, chickens, cats...
                                        Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X