How can I reduce the smell of ammonia from my horses stall?
My horse is still young (3 years old) and currently makes quite a mess in her bed every morning. She will defecate and urinate all over the stall and then mix it in/dig holes and lay in it so it's flat.
It takes me roughly an hour to muck out, disinfect and then recover her bed every morning but I'm wondering if I can use a different form of bedding to reduce the smell of ammonia and potentially the amount of waste.
Currently her bedding consists of deep littering straw/hay of at least 12 inches (30cm).
I've had to add gradient banks to her bed as she's become cast a few times in the first couple of weeks of owning her but has since stopped once the banks were in.
Other options I have been recommended are using rubber mats and sawdust. However, from what I've read and heard from those who have these is that if the mats aren't washed then the urine scent will be absorbed in the mats and that they can be quite heavy and awkward to move.