A shavings fork is an indispensable tool in a horse stable. Unlike a pitchfork, which has just a few prongs and is designed to lift straw, a shavings fork is used to lift sawdust or shavings when cleaning out a stall. Without the right tools for the job, it can be hard to clean away wet bedding, and horse owners know that a dirty stall is a major health issue for horses. Standing on a wet floor can cause infections in the hooves, and the ammonia from urine can damage horses' lungs. A high-quality shavings fork is lightweight and strong. The tynes should be fairly close together to allow you to pick up any kind of mess that a horse can make. eBay has a wide selection of forks and other tools for mucking out, including well-known brands such as Fynalite, so you never have to skimp on the tools you need to properly take care of your equine friend.