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  • when nature calls...

    for those are at barns with out the luxury of bathrooms, do you pee in the stall?

    On a local forum there is a sidebar discussion on a thread about this, and some people are of the belief that humans should not pee in stalls....and I just can't understand the rational---IMO - that's what the horses do in the stall so why shouldn't we?

    Anyway, I thought it was interesting, if others feel that it is wrong to "use" a stall in lieu of a bathroom.

  • #2
    I would have many a wet pair of pants if I didn't use a stall
    Proud Mama of a BOY rider


    • #3
      shameless stall pee-er )

      I will be the first to admit that I have, on occasion, peed in stalls. And no matter how many times I do it, I can never quite get it right. Ah, one of those rare times when it sucks to be female.
      I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo


      • #4
        Well if there is no bathroom, what would the alternative to peeing in the stall be? I know for a fact I have peed way more in the trailer than my show horse as he won't pee anywhere other than a paddock or a stall no matter how long we are gone. He may have a max time where he finally gives in but we have past the 15 hour mark before, not sure I would want to drag it out anymore than that.
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        • #5
          We do have a porta-potty at my barn but if I don't feel like walking to it/the barn is empty I have peed in my horses stall. I kind of feel like I am invading his space though. But I'm just silly.

          Other boarders are stall pee-ers as well. Especially when it's warm in the barn in the winter and the trek to the porta-potty is cold. And in the cold winter weather the seat is always ice cold and a freezing draft goes up your bum as you sit down.


          • #6
            Stall, horse trailer, the woods.... I even used a Porta Potty WHILE holding my saint of a horse (no was was around!)
            "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"


            • #7
              Yes, I pee in the stall. I bring toilet paper from work for this purpose.
              a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


              • #8
                Uh...what would they have you do elsewise?

                Good grief. Whomever has a serious issue with this should find a new cause. Like world peace--something with a little more meat to it. LOL

                Yes, I pee in a stall. Sometimes even at the barn WITH a bathroom because I have a horse RIGHT THERE in cross ties and don't want to leave it.
                A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                Might be a reason, never an excuse...


                • #9
                  No way. I'm trying to keep stalls clean not make them worse.
                  I've been at barns with bathrooms and at barns without, and at barns where sometimes the bathrooms were not working, and I do know that the first time Cloudy saw me whiz in his paddock, he was amazed. Callie my mare was not fazed at all. Bounty paper towels and the paddocks if there are no bathrooms.


                  • #10
                    I've never heard of anyone doing this before! At my barn, there are always tons of people around so I think it would be tricky to not be seen! We have porta-potty's anyways! And I wouldn't exactly prefer my pony's pipe pen over a porta-potty anyways!


                    • #11
                      when your on foal watch for 3 days with no bathroom within a mile what else are you to do...

                      although I learned of the pee-zee a few years ago and after a weekend of camping without even portapotties I need to buy these things! Men have it so much easier....
                      Riding the winds of change

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                      • #12
                        Went once to barn horseshoping. Owned by 2 men (of a "different" persuasion than most men) so I didnt care where I peed. I did go behind the barn since they were wandering around but others in the party did use a stall.

                        It has been reported that some horses liek to see what you are doing. Any one have problems with that?
                        “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker


                        • #13
                          I have worked in barns all my life and have yet to use a horse's stall for a bathroom.
                          It just didn't occurr to me and I don't look at what other people do.

                          I thought all go "behind the barn", if they can't make it to a proper bathroom?


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                            I have worked in barns all my life and have yet to use a horse's stall for a bathroom.
                            It just didn't occurr to me and I don't look at what other people do.

                            I thought all go "behind the barn", if they can't make it to a proper bathroom?
                            Right. Behind the barn or in the bushes, mindful that it is hard to put a tourniquet there in snake country, and the only time we have "penis envy."


                            • #15
                              A BO I knew and his brother were following the vet around their barn, watching what he was doing. This vet hardly said a word the whole time (that's how he usually was) and walked into an empty stall. The BO said they thought that was weird and wanted to see what he was looking for. The vet turned to them and said "You gonna watch me pee too?"

                              The vet was old Doc Hansen; anyone from central NJ would remember him, and how gruff he could be.


                              • #16
                                Been there done that. In my own barn And trailer Oh and on the trail. Country girl at heart I guess
                                Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


                                • #17
                                  Actually I never had a stall to use, so it was always "behind the barn". Or a bush, or any number of places. Going in the stall would seem odd, but hey, it is quite private.
                                  Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
                                  Incredible Invisible


                                  • #18
                                    Used to work in a barn with one outhouse all the way around the back of the barn, and it was quite hard to get out there with 2' of snow in the way. I'm not saying anything else.
                                    "For some people it's not enough to just be a horse's bum, you have to be sea biscuit's bum" -anon.
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                                    • #19
                                      Stall pee'er here....No bathroom at the barn. Also on the trail...no bathrooms 15 miles deep into a state forest


                                      • #20
                                        Slight hijack
                                        I no longer take all the dogs out to do their business last thing at night. I tried it once and they all looked at me like "aren't you going to start the pee party?"
                                        So now DH has that task exclusively.
                                        And yes, I have peed in a stall-in my barn. When one gets older, a sneeze or a cough brings on unwelcome repercussions.