Even for the most dedicated horse lover, mucking out the stables can be a downright unpleasant task. However, there are ways to make that task more bearable, if not outright enjoyable. Here are a few ideas to spruce up the experience of sprucing up those horse stalls.
Play some music. Whether you use a boombox or an iPod, listening to music can make a mindless, repetitive task seem to go more quickly. A song with a good strong beat will also help maintain a rhythm to the workflow, making it easier to keep a pace and to work long and strong. Whether you like country or club, plug in some tunes.
Bring a friend. Many hands make light work, and having someone to talk to while working can make a dirty, sweaty job just that bit easier. Also, twice the number of hands equals half the work. Not only will the experience seem faster, the whole job will be finished sooner, too. For extra efficiency, on those days when you have to be done as soon as possible, try assigning jobs so that everyone's time is used more effectively and efficiently.