Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie

Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie | SLO Horse News

Cleaning stalls, manure pick up, mucking all define the one task all horsemen are faced with – the poop scoop boogie. “Poop scooping is no time to dance!” you may say. Yet what if you tuned that constant task into a boogie?  . . . or at least turn it from a never-ending task to a quick and easy task.

The Poop Scoop Boogie

Wait, What? How? Just put your imagination to work for a minute. What song could you play to help motivate you to get into the groove of picking up piles of horse poop? Stick that song on a mobile player device and play it while you are mucking stalls. Now that you have that song in your head, consider raking to the beat with pauses in between raking to move your feet and dance a jig.

Swing your manure rake around like it’s your dancing partner then reach down and scoop up that freshly raked poop pile. Now dump it in your manure cart and move on to the next area where the poop piles accumulate. There, you are doing the poop scoop boogie! Read more on how poop scooping can be therapeutic.

Okay, so maybe you don’t want to dance while scooping poop, but how can you make the task easier and even fun?

A Manure Fork for the Trailer

Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie | SLO Horse News Horse poop happens while you are out and about with your horse so keeping a manure fork in the trailer is essential. Tuck a little fork in your trailer’s tack compartment or dressing room and you’ll be ready to clean up those road apples anywhere you go. The Future Mini Manure Fork features a smaller size and light-weight yet durable build making it easy to work all-day long without getting tired arms. The handle on the end makes picking up manure easy and for grabbing out of the trailer.

Replace Your Heavy Wooden Handled Manure Fork

Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie | SLO Horse News Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie | SLO Horse News Let’s face it, lugging piles of poop into the manure bucket works our arms and shoulders. Make it easier on yourself with a lightweight manure fork handle with a replaceable head. The Epic Animal Manure Fork comes in two parts: The handle and the head. The ergonomically designed handle makes the poop scoop chore a breeze. Choose from eight different head colors to add fun and flair to your poop scoop boogie. The head is replaceable so if a tine breaks you can easily replace it instead of throwing the whole rake out.

Make Moving Manure Easy

Yes, all that manure when raked and gathered and placed in a manure basket or wheelbarrow can be heavy. You can make lugging manure around easier with these manure moving options:

Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie | SLO Horse News The Little Giant Muck Cart is a simple and easy-to-use tool for moving manure and other things. Pair it with a muck bucket and you have a handy manure moving tool, especially when on the go or if you have just a few stalls to clean. This versatile tool can also be used to transport feed, tack and equipment to and from the trailer. Just have a few horses to feed? Set up the daily feed rations in a clean bucket to cart out to the horses.

Need to move lots of manure, feed or equipment? The Rubbermaind Yard Cart can handle the big loads with ease. Its 7.5 cubic feet capacity is large enough to serve a whole barn of horses. Constructed from smooth, high-density polyethylene. It’s design makes it easy to dump with two ergonomic molded-in handles. These allow for comfort and grip while performing farm tasks. Supported with two maintenance-free, no-flat wheels, with 300-pound carrying power, this extremely durable cart will be a reliable asset around the barn!

Boots and Accessories for Mucking About

We all know how important it is to have the right footwear for mucking about. Our shoes need to be waterproof, strong enough to take a blow from a horse’s hoof and fun enough to make us want to change into them. Get your toes covered for the poop scoop boogie with these fun options:

Slip into these Mucruckers Waterproof Mud and Rain Boots to keep your feet dry when stomping through mud or wet stalls. These muckers are ultra-breathable with moisture wicking properties and provide comfort with foam lined insoles.

Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie | SLO Horse News Fun designs and durable muck boots make you look forward to doing the poop scoop boogie. Get yourself a pair of Joules boots to add fun and flair to your daily chores.

Tools for the Poop Scoop Boogie | SLO Horse News Don’t forget to protect the hands. A pair of gloves will keep your hands soft and supple while providing useful protection while doing the poop scoop boogie.

Find Yourself Doing the Poop Scoop Boogie

Perhaps poop scooping is not your favorite chore, but you can turn this never-ending task into a fun, quick and easy task. Get yourself some useful tools to bring fun and flair to your poop scooping duty. You may just find yourself doing the poop scoop boogie!

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Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family. Presently she is enjoying riding a Rocky Mounted Gaited horse and exploring Mounted Archery. Her new baby is Whisper, a Connemara filly.

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