Bedding in horsebox

ellis9905

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So we've just bought a horsebox- yay!

First outing on Friday , and was wondering if you all put bedding in to soak up wee's ?
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I would say no, personally I find it pointless, we never use bedding in our box as it would be a PITA to clean it all out each time so we can disinfect it. The only reason to put bedding down and the only time horse transporters round here use bedding, is for long journeys (think France or Ireland jobs) so that those that won't pee on rubber can have a wee and for mares with foals at foot. Depending on the sort of floor and drainage arrangement it can cause more problems than it is worth.
 
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sarahann1

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Most people i know put a small amount of shavings in, but only towards the rear of the horse.

Have fun with your new box :)
 

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I don't bother about putting bedding of any kind in mine. It makes it super easy to clean out once I have finished. I use a pooper scooper to clean all the solid stuff out and then scrub and hose out with disinfectant. Easy as :)
 

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Shavings - and only a small amount to sog up wee.
I usually sprinkle a loosely filled old water bucket amount on the rubber flooring.

This ^.. I Just sprinkle a bucket full over the back third of the trailer to soak up the wet stuff as my boy will have a pee when travelling too sometimes...It's an Easy 2 min job to clean up when you've got to your destination.
 

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I've always put in shavings to absorb wee. It's not very pleasant tacking up in the lorry when you're standing in wee, so shavings every time!
 

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We don't put bedding in, as we have drainage holes behind each horse, makes it easy to clean out.
 

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I dont tend to put anything in I might sometimes if the floor is wet but that is rare, as long as its a rubber matting floor it should be fine.
 

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I always do, and quite a bit too. Horse always has a wee on the way there and on the way back, so plenty of shavings makes for a much more pleasant time and clean up after. Plus, it means there is something for me in case I'm caught short too! ;)
 

McCauley

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I always do, and quite a bit too. Horse always has a wee on the way there and on the way back, so plenty of shavings makes for a much more pleasant time and clean up after. Plus, it means there is something for me in case I'm caught short too! ;)

LOL....Yes,..that getting 'caught short' yourself is a very good point you raise there CC!.. absolutely!
 

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LOL....Yes,..that getting 'caught short' yourself is a very good point you raise there CC!.. absolutely!

It's easy at events as there will be a loo, but by the end of the day they can be pretty gross and sometimes the trailer floor is a nicer option! And if you go hunting, there isn't a loo so bedding in trailer is a necessity!
 

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I don't because my lorry is built with a double aluminium Floor that drains .
Bedding would clog it .
 

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It's easy at events as there will be a loo, but by the end of the day they can be pretty gross and sometimes the trailer floor is a nicer option! And if you go hunting, there isn't a loo so bedding in trailer is a necessity!

What you need in the trailer is the hunting litter bucket .
( shavings in an old bucket ).
 

ILuvCowparsely

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I never put bedding anymore, used to but no more it all drops out to the ground now, and I wash the brake area after.
 
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