Personally, I wouldnt use the wood stove pellets. But then, unlike sharpie, I AM a worry wart....an ULTIMATE worry wart, to be honest.
Anyone try the corn cob pellets? They don't smell good like the pine ones, but they do their job well. Are a tad cheaper also.
We don't use them, though because Epona eats them. I mean, great mouthfulls of them. I wonder if she thinks they are a type of "grain" or if she just loves corn products!?
Anyhow, when we tried to use them, we had to completely strip her stall bare of them, she was gulping them down in alarming amounts. She doesn't eat the pine pellets though...just the corn ones!