If you don't feel like reading the whole post, here is my question summed up: Is horse poo that is not aged for more than a couple of weeks and probably hasn't been rained on, but that is totally 100% dry and not green inside okay to use? Whole post, if you want the whole story: I just recently was able to acquire some horse manure. After contacting countless stables, I finally found one that had some manure available that was free of wood chips...in the field, haha. In other words, all the other stables told me that they had no manure available that did not have wood chips in it. The one that told me that they had some available that was free of wood chips, was in a pile outside, as they too used woodchips in the manure piles they had inside & in the back of the barn. Upon arrival to the stable, I was pointed to a very small area inside the field. These people keep their stable in tip-top shape, and everything was nice, neat & tidy. The small area inside the field had a relatively small pile of manure...probably 15' x 10' in size and the manure was pretty level in this sectioned off area. I asked how old it was, and I was told that it wasn't very old at all, NEARLY fresh, but not actually fresh. It has been very sunny & totally dry here for the past couple of weeks, and what was in the pile was BONE DRY, but I don't think it had ever been rained on. Breaking open a couple of nuggets, it wasn't green or anything, and as I said, totally dry. It had a grasslike odor, odd, but not terribly unpleasant or anything. After examining the poo for a minute, I said "I'll take it" (not all of it obviously). I haven't had to go on a manure run in a very long time, and the last time I did I got myself some well aged firefang covered manure, so there was no question in my mind it was A-Okay to use. But now, I'm a little unsure, as I'm far from a manure connoisseur. Anyway, my question is this, summed up: Is horse poo that is not aged for more than a couple of weeks and probably hasn't been rained on, but that is totally 100% dry and not green inside okay to use?