Give Away Horse Manure and Stall Waste

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A Useful Manure Management Option

Looking for a suitable manure management plan for your horse property? But not interested in composting? Finding a good home for all that stall waste is a useful option to consider.


Getting the word out is important to the success of this option. Start by placing a sign at your driveway or road advertising “free horse manure” and if you live in a well-traveled area this may be all the marketing you need

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Alayne Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and ranch riding competitor, is the creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners. Well-known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approach, Blickle is an educator and photojournalist who has worked with horse and livestock owners since 1990 teaching manure composting, pasture management, mud and dust control, water conservation, chemical use reduction, firewise, and wildlife enhancement. She teaches and travels North America and writes for horse publications. Blickle and her husband raise and train their mustangs and quarter horses at their eco-sensitive guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in sunny Nampa, Idaho.

5 Responses

  1. re: Give Away Horse Manure and Stall Waste

    If you are selling "fresh" manure, be prepared for local gardeners to complain about weeds, one year later. The equine digestion system does not process seeds so "fresh" manure needs to be composted at high heat to deal with this. <

  2. re: Give Away Horse Manure and Stall Waste

    My neighbor who crop farms takes manure regularly. He has the combination for the back gate and can access our property without invading our privacy or even spooking the horses. He composts it, so he doesn’t mind if it’s from stalls or pasture. Works g

  3. re: Give Away Horse Manure and Stall Waste

    Good point about the weed killer!

    My 11 stall barn generates quite a bit of manure, which is piled beside the driveway. A neighboring farmer takes it twice a year and either trucks it to a site where he composts it or directly spreads it on fiel

  4. re: Give Away Horse Manure and Stall Waste

    For years my composted manure was a welcome addition to my garden but several years ago my plants started wilting then dying.  I discovered that my hay man had started using weed killers on his hay fields and the weed killer is toxic to vegetables

  5. re: Give Away Horse Manure and Stall Waste

    A "free horse manure" ad on Craigslist generates lots of replies. I give it away so quickly that I often receive later replies from folks saying they’re willing to pay if I’ll hold the manure for them.

    I’ve found a good method that mak

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