I use a scoop and rake, but having also woken up this morning with a bad back, poo picking's going to have to wait, think pushing the barrow will be too painful. Don't know why it hurts, was busy yesterday but no more than usual, went to bed fine, woke up with painful lower back.
Pooper scooper but I wear a back support for when backs a bit dicky. Well worth it for those heavier/ bending type chores. Try one. Saved my back when digging out 6 months of deep littered stable earlier in the summer too - and comfy to ride in also if desperate.
i use a pooper scooper as you can lean on it to bend down and also helps with straightening up, yes 2 hours is too much. i do mine (only 1 horse) every day and it takes about 15 mins, i cant leave it for more than 2 days as my back would not take it. i sympathise with you as i have had a dodgy back for many years and horses dont help!!!!!
Occasionally I use a pooperscooper & little rake thing, but usually I use a large plastic shovel which I was given as a pressie over 15 yrs ago!
However, to keep my back damage down to a min, I poop-scoop 2 x per day. This means I never get overloaded - if they were in, I'd be mucking out & then skipping out later anyway.
Means on the odd occasion it can be left till the next time I go & no drama's except extra barrow load.
The only variation on this is in deepest winter when they are in overnight & then the daytime field poop is left till weekends if its too dark to see at one end of the day or the other, but this is only for a few weeks.
hehe, i'm paying my son £1 a barrow at the mo, he's clearing a paddock that hadn't been picked for a while, normally i try and keep on top of it so that it's little and often rather than an hour or 2's worth!
I have a long handled pooper scooper and rake but i might give a shavings fork a try, less bending