While stall mats are great to use as the base layer in your horse's stall for comfort, stall mats can also be used in several "non-traditional" ways to make your barn safer, cleaner and more user-friendly. Consider these alternate uses in and around the barn as well as other areas where you can use Classic Equine Equipment's versatile and durable stall mats:
- Stall mats can help eliminate mud around gates, doorways and paddocks. They are especially useful in and in front of run-in sheds..
- Stall mats in paddocks are easier on your horse’s legs and easier to clean up manure.
- Stall mats in the hay room make it easier to sweep and keep clean and helps keep your hay dry.
- Stall mats in indoor wash racks are non-slip and easy to clean. In outdoor stall mats, they do the same thing, but also prevent mud from hose runoff.
- Stall mats in the shoeing area are easier on your horse’s legs when being shod – and on your farrier’s too!
- Stall mats on the tack room floor are easier to clean than carpeting and are softer and warmer on your feet than concrete.
- Stall mats in the grain room make it easier to sweep up any spills. They also provide a deterrent to mice burrowing up into the feed room.
- Stall mats make great walkways in a variety of areas – down the aisle over concrete to keep horses from slipping or as a pathway to the barn in rainy weather.
- Stall mats attached to back walls of stalls can help save your walls and the legs of a horse with a habit of kicking.
- Stall mats in the bed of your truck make it easier to sweep out hay carrying hay or gravel.
- Stall mats provide excellent padding on the floor and sides of trailers and make floors easier to clean.
- Stall mats are great to bring to a show. They provide a soft and safe place for your horse to stand and a clean place for you to groom or tack up.
- Stall mats can be used under your compost bins to prevent nutrients from seeping into the ground. They also make it easier to scoop out the finished compost.
- Stall mats can be used around the house. Cut into smaller pieces when necessary:
- Use in front of your sink to keep your feet warmer and prevent leg strain from long periods of standing.
- Use as a mulch in the garden or around trees
- Use as a welcome mat
- Use a place to store muddy boots.
- Use in the garage or workshop to insulate the floor and cushion feet while working.
- Use in the back of your station wagon or SUV to keep it clean when hauling wet or muddy dogs.
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Mighty Lite mat
There are probably many more uses for the“jack of all trade” stall mat – what others can you think of?
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