Decomposition of Racehorse Poo
As the title states, I have acquired a large amount of Racehorse Poo at a very reasonable price.
I ordered 30 bags of this and managed to fill a compost bin made of 3 pallets and chicken wire front. The surplus filled a small corner of my allotment. I had ordered the amount as I thought they would be small bags as seen by the roadside examples elsewhere.
Having put my back out in wheelbarrowing and emptying all this poo, I wondered how long it will take to be usable. Normally a year is required for previous offerings to be ready to dig in. But that was more straw/wood shavings than poo. This the real thing. Almost solid. Hence the effort in emptying the bags. It reminded me of ancient times when householders use to clear up after passing horses for their roses!
So presumably it will take longer to break down and I shall have to mix with more vegetable matter to produce an ideal manure.