Maintenance of the box or stable

maintenance box stables

The maintenance of the horse as well as its hygiene is as important as the cabin in which it is, that is, the block or box, A place where it spends many hours and therefore must be in optimal hygienic and clean conditions to avoid major problems.

Above all, we must not forget that housed animals spend many hours between these four walls, therefore we must ensure that the cuadra is the most appropriate and ensure its conservation. Good ventilation is essential.


In principle, the size of the stable must be taken into account, of course it can vary according to the horse, not all races need the same spaceAlways keeping in mind that it must be wide enough to allow it to move comfortably and even roll over, something we know horses like to do frequently. It is very dangerous that when carrying out this movement it can get trapped due to lack of space. Approximate measurements can be of 4,5 x 3,5 and with a ceiling height of 3m.

As for the materials with which a box can be built, there are many, you simply have to take into account basic things, such as walls are very smooth without peaks or anything protruding, with which it can get caught or hurt. The ceiling must be sufficiently insulating from cold and heat and, if not, cover it with material to avoid excess temperatures.

The bed, always clean, must be made of straw or shavings. Its maintenance has to be daily and change it often and disinfect the box or stable. In some cases it is recommended to have a drain in the ground to avoid stagnation. As for the water, it must be changed often because being stagnant it is less hygienic than if we include automatic drinkers.


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