Do you bank your stable beds or not?

Alibear

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Does anyone still take the bed up during the day to air and put it down again in the evening. I can't remember where or when I learned that trick but if I'm DIY it saves a lot of shavings and makes having banks rather useful as you just throw the bed up against them in the morning and pull down again in the evening.
 

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Does anyone still take the bed up during the day to air and put it down again in the evening. I can't remember where or when I learned that trick but if I'm DIY it saves a lot of shavings and makes having banks rather useful as you just throw the bed up against them in the morning and pull down again in the evening.
They do it on our yard if the bed is particularly wet all the way through. Normally they leave a thinner bed in daytime and a thicker bed at night, rather than a full throw up and pull down.
 
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I use banks with straw and shavings, I think they look cosy and I don't like to think of their legs or head against a wall when lying down! One I just sold used the bank as pillow, if there was no bank he would squash his head up against the brick wall instead, daft idiot :rolleyes: his new owner is fine with building banks! I'm in a rush with the other horses I don't make fancy ones, just chuck a little up higher near the sides.
 

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I generally do, although there are times when I just can't be bothered! He always has a thick bed though.

One of the girls at a previous yard used to have HUGE banks - we used to run round the top of them to annoy her (childish - I know, but she did find it funny!) but they never budged!
 
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i do bank really high in one stable, as the pony does tend to roll over and end up legs to the wall-having bedding there gives him something to push back against and then stand up.

for that reason i dont disturb the banks much, i let them be big and solid rather than loose and fluffy. im aware that harbours dust but feel being cast is a bigger risk to this one!

the other pony i just do moderate banks that i fluff and move daily. he never rolls all the way over in the stable :) i just prefer how they look and like matching stables!
 

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Does anyone still take the bed up during the day to air and put it down again in the evening. I can't remember where or when I learned that trick but if I'm DIY it saves a lot of shavings and makes having banks rather useful as you just throw the bed up against them in the morning and pull down again in the evening.
I have always used this method - thought it was the norm? I don’t use banks though.
 

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Does anyone still take the bed up during the day to air and put it down again in the evening. I can't remember where or when I learned that trick but if I'm DIY it saves a lot of shavings and makes having banks rather useful as you just throw the bed up against them in the morning and pull down again in the evening.
Yup, I do - also useful for a freshening disinfect of the mats before it all goes back down in the evening. I don't use banks, he just poos on them if they are along the back wall. I do store clean shavings in a heap in one corner.

Michen, I have stable envy! Would love a box that big.
 
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