How do I keep the dust down in my horse stall?

How do I keep the dust down in my horse stall?

Dust control options

  1. Water. Water your arena thoroughly and let it soak overnight to keep footing moist longer.
  2. Salt. Apply salt at 50 pounds per 1,000 square feet – it’s inexpensive, readily found, and prevents freezing.
  3. Peat moss.
  4. Calcium chloride.
  5. Oil-based products.
  6. Wax coatings.
  8. Magnesium chloride.

How do you get dust out of a horses coat?

Suck it up: A grooming vacuum can quickly and easily pull dust and dirt from a thick winter coat. Just curry to loosen debris and vacuum away. If you’ve not used a vacuum on your horse before, take a few days to acclimate him to the sight, sound and sensation.

How long does a horse take to settle?

Adjustment time depends on the horse. Some horses take longer then others so saying 1 week, two weeks, or 20 days is arbitrary. I think a lot has to do with the experience of the horse, and their personality.

How do I make my barn less dusty?

They often benefit from soaked hay, and perhaps a low dust bedding is best. Options include straw, pellets, and some rice hull brands. If your barn has attached runs to the outside, consider using a similar low dust bedding out there, also.

What is the best footing for horse stalls?

Concrete. Concrete flooring is very common in stables. It is very durable and easy to clean and is hard to damage. It can be slippery, so while very smooth finished concrete may be attractive and easy to sweep in feed and tack rooms, textured concrete is better for stalls and aisles.

What should a first-time horse owner know?

10 Tips for First-Time Horse Owners

  • Be excited, but stay smart.
  • Invest in riding lessons.
  • Take an experienced horse person with you.
  • Handle the horse on the ground when you arrive.
  • Ask the seller to ride the horse first.
  • Ask questions about the horse’s history.
  • Don’t assume that every seller is honest.

Why do you brush a horse after riding?

After riding, you’ll need to brush the horse again. This allows you to check your horse for any new injuries or sore areas before turning him out, and it also removes sweat and debris. During the ride, sweat and debris accumulate. It would help if you wiped this away to make sure that the horse isn’t uncomfortable.

How does dust affect the health of horses?

In a 2006 study Swinker conducted while working at Colorado State University, she found that the incidence of the respiratory infection bronchitis was 35% higher for riding instructors than for the general population (5.4%, American Lung Association, 2001), simply from working out in all that dust.

What kind of sand is too dusty for horses?

“Crushed up sandstone can be too dusty to begin with. “You have to go with the type of sand that’s available in your area, but it really needs to be angular,” she adds. “Take a magnifying glass and look at it; if it’s too smooth it will clump together and not let water drip through.

What can I do to keep dust from eating my horse?

A hedge row of shrubs or a row of trees bordering your outdoor arena might also help keep your neighbors from eating your dust, and it will help block the wind (and its drying effect) as well as shield arena footing from the hot summer sun. Then there’s the dust in other areas of your horse property.