Hello! I have a sort of long passage area outside that leads from the doe pen in the barn to their main pasture. There is a gate toward the pasture side of it. Around the gate, about 6-8 feet on either side gets REAL muddy when we get a good rain, or especially in winter and spring.It's kind of a low, drainage area. I'm talkin' you could lose a boot in that mud! I am wondering if anyone has dealt with this issue. I was considering filling it with some sort of rock, larger stones perhaps, but are these bad for their legs, feet? They often run thru there at a good clip. My husband wants to firmly pack 10F fine gravel, but I think that would get trapped in their hooves/feet, and get in the barn on the mats. Also thought of digging a big ditch, filling w/ rock, and covering with soil.(sounds like a fun project for the hubby!!) Any thoughts! Thanks!