I'm after some nifty idea's... Scenario: Kings yard - safe stirdy horse yards, hasn't been used for horses for quite a while, only problem is the floor, Its clay - hard in summer, soft and slippery in winter. When its wet its extremely muddy and I certainly don't want King standing in that for hours on end. At the same time if there's a big down-pour like there was a few weeks ago his yard just totally floods. It turns into a river where the water just flows on through. My question is - what can I do to deter the water another direction? What can I do to help drain the water from the yard? I don't think adding any bedding is a good idea because it would just wash away? Can I add something like rubber flooring with big holes so the water and mud washes through underneith or would that be too slippery for him? (just a silly brain storm of mine). Any idea's would be greatly appretiated! I prefer not to leave him out at night as while he's out during the day he's checked on a number of times a day where as at night he can't be so he's locked away (how I like it). Tawny will also be taking up the yard next door to King once the current agister moves to Perth (will miss you!). So I'm after some idea's on how to keep the flooring of these yards as dry and confortable as possible for the two boys during winter. Thanks in advance! Oh and PS: The local highschool owns the paddock and yards I use. There-fore its pretty private. Soon to be the only agister and their not really there to provide a 'service' so anything I want to modify if permission granted will come out of my own pocket - which of course I don't mind at all!