Just something I've always wondered about. Seems there are pros and cons to leaving a horse in an assigned stall night after night, and was wondering how others do it.
My way of thinking is this: rotating stalls is good for the stalls, as horses tend to like to pee in one spot. Rotating helps the stall dry out since the horse is not always peeing in the same spot. Also, some horses dirty their bedding more and need it replaced all the time, others keep it clean and it will sit in there for ages! I like putting the "messy" horses in then to dirty up the OLD bedding for once so I can get ride of it Various little things like that.
However, obviously allowing a horse to have an "assigned" stall is better for their love of routine. It's also better because they know where they are supposed to be; less accidents with horses going into the wrong stalls. It's also less confusing at feeding time when you know right where you're dumping what feed every day. Also, although the stalls are of course mucked before another horse is put in them, it seems there is less worry of spreading worms by keeping horses in the same stall.
So, hidden cameras are rolling - what would you do? (love that show )
& please explain. Thanks